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Blue for Business

Low-carbon energy to meet your business needs. 

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Renewable

Hit your environmental goals with renewable energy.

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A variety of energy including low-carbon, nuclear, coal and gas. 

How does Blue for Business work?

  1. Energy sources
    Electricity is generated from a variety of sources, including low-carbon nuclear power.
  2. National Grid
    Electricity is then transmitted through the National Grid and through your local distribution network.
  3. Your business 
    Then we supply the electricity to your business.

We can't identify what particular type of energy generation source your electricity is coming from. That's why we match the electricity we estimate your business has used from a low-carbon source. For our Blue customers, that's nuclear.

Find out how Blue for Business works.

Want to find out more about our renewable energy sources?

If you’ve got environmental goals your business needs to hit our renewable energy source might be best for you.

Make a positive change to your organisation's sustainability credentials with our renewable options. Report zero carbon emissions from your purchased electricity.

Our fuel mix

Every year, we publish the details of the fuel sources used to generate the electricity we supply to our customers. The information in the table below covers our supply licence for EDF Energy Customers Ltd for the period from April 2018 to March 2019. 

Every year we must publish details of the fuel sources that have been used to generate the electricity we supply to our customers. The information in the table below covers our supply licence for EDF Energy Customers Ltd for the period from April 2019 to March 2020.

Our customers' electricity is sourced from our own UK power stations, the wholesale energy market and other independent power generators. We are a major supporter of independent renewable generators.

Coal Gas Nuclear Renewable Other CO2 g/kWh Radioactive waste g/kWh
EDF Energy's fuel mix3.5%9.3%66.6%20.5%0.1% 700.0047
Contribution to our carbon emissions49%49.3% 0.0%  0.0%1.7%  
UK average fuel mix3.9%39.4% 16.6% 37.9% 2.2% 1980.0012

The figures for the UK average fuel mix are provided by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). Depending on the tariff you are on, the fuel source and the carbon emissions associated with the generation of your electricity may vary.

Fuel type Nuclear (1) Renewable (2) Other CO2 g/kWh Carbon balancing of residual emissions (3)
Residential tariffs 100% 0
SME tariffs 100% 0
Blue for Business tariff 100% 0
Renewable tariffs 100% 0
Other tariffs 9.1% coal, 24.4% gas, 55.3% nuclear, 10.9% renewable, 0.3% other 183

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(1) Nuclear: At the end of each fuel mix reporting year we’ll make sure we’ve have enough nuclear generation declarations to match the total volume of electricity supplied to all of our customers on zero carbon nuclear backed tariffs.

(2) Renewable: At the end of each fuel mix reporting year we’ll make sure we have purchased enough renewable electricity or allocated enough renewable energy guarantee of origin certificates to match the total volume of electricity supplied to all of our customers on tariffs labelled as renewable.

(3) Carbon balancing: At the end of each fuel mix reporting year we’ll make sure we have allocated enough carbon emission reduction certificates to completely offset any residual emissions identified in the ongoing operation of all our annual nuclear and renewable generation to bring net emissions to zero.

The zero-carbon electricity that we buy for Residential, SME, Blue for Business or Renewable tariffs and products is supplied into the National Grid. Customers receive that electricity through the National Grid, not directly from zero-carbon generators.

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