The data supporting the table below & the % values is sourced from a mixture of industry settlement data and the UK government renewable obligation database.
|LOW CARBON GENERATION SUMMARY BY COMPANY||2018||2018|
|Supplier name||Low Carbon||GWh of low carbon electricity generation||% of overall low carbon electricity generation|
|EDF ENERGY||Low Carbon||45,517||35%|
|SCOTTISH POWER||Low Carbon||2,855||2%|
Using the latest available data would put EDFEs % of low carbon generation at 35%, with Other at 39%: -
The 39% of Other can itself be broken down into many, many different owners, the top ten by share of the Other owners & their percentage share of that 39% is below: -
|DONG Energy RB (UK) Ltd||5.90%|
|Vattenfall Wind Power Ltd||3.36%|
|Morecambe Wind Limited||2.91%|
|Fred Olsen Renewables Ltd||2.59%|
|Walney (UK) Offshore Windfarms Ltd||2.59%|
|Clyde Windfarm (Scotland) Limited||2.44%|
|Galloper Wind Farm Limited||2.42%|
|Octopus Investments Limited||2.37%|
|Foresight Group LLP||1.97%|
|Falck Renewables Ltd||1.86%|
Dong Energy alone accounted for 2.3% of all low carbon generation in 2018 (38% x 5.9%), with Vattenfall a further 1.3%, and Fred Olsen 1.0%. So removing Dong, Vattenfall and Fred Olsen would leave Other at 34.4%, which itself is still made up of many smaller, independent generators with split ownership. It is indeed therefore the case that EDF Energy was the single largest generator of low carbon electricity in 2018.
10 hours of off peak charging assumes customers are on the 2 rate meter configuration of the GoElectric tariff. Some meter types are not supported by EDF Energy's multi rate pricing and are therefore not eligible for the off peak hours.
The above figures are based on the installation of a 7.2KW EO Mini Pro but charging speeds can vary between different plug-in vehicles. Dependent on the vehicle, charging speed can range from 5-10 hours for most cars. For example, a 2018 Nissan Leaf with a 40kW battery, 150 mile range (real world range vs. published range of 169 miles) takes six hours for a full charge.
Electricity for our GoElectric tariff is powered by 100% renewable electricity from renewable sources like wind, solar, biomass, tidal and hydroelectric.
To ensure that we can provide you with renewable electricity, we match 100% of your electricity consumption with UK sourced Renewables Energy Guarantees of Origin (REGOs) certificates, which are issued by the UK energy regulator OFGEM.
Other environmental benefits
Some suppliers include other carbon reducing initiatives such as tree planting in the price of their tariffs. Whilst our GoElectric tariff doesn’t directly fund or offer any additional environmental benefits beyond being sourced from renewable generators, EDF Energy is the UK’s largest producer of low carbon energy and, as part of EDF Group, is one of the largest generators of renewable electricity in Europe. For more information please visitedfenergy.com/generation-electric.
The first 50 customers who enquire about an electric vehicle lease through EDF Energy and sign the T&Cs of your lease agreement with our partner DriveElectric by the 20th December 2019 and sign up to an EDF Energy electricity tariff, you will qualify for a free EO Mini Pro socketed smart home charger and 10,000 driving miles at no added cost. You must claim this offer within three calendar months of signing your vehicle lease T&Cs, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or asking DriveElectric to contact us to initiate this process on your behalf. A maximum of 2,857kWh will be credited back to your energy bill, equating to 10,000 miles and a monetary value of £228.85 including VAT (based on an average driving efficiency of 3.5 miles per kWh of charge and our 2 rate GoElectric tariff’s off-peak rate of 8.01p/kWh). The offer is subject to terms and conditions.