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.
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 visit edfenergy.com/generation-electric.