Renewable electricity

Make a positive change to your organisation's sustainability credentials with our renewable options. Report zero carbon emissions from your purchased electricity(1).

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On the road to Net Zero with Edrington and Community Windpower

Are you looking to power your business with 100% renewable energy, from a named asset, in a specific region? Find out how EDF’s Select Renewable supply option is helping Scottish distillery group, Edrington and their journey on the road to Net Zero.


Choose the best renewable energy supply for your business

Companies are rushing to cut carbon emissions and switch to renewable energy. But it’s not like flicking a switch. There’s a surprising number of factors to weigh up as you choose the renewable energy sourcing strategy that’s best for your business. Andy Peyman outlines the various clean energy sourcing strategies for businesses and explains their relative pros and cons. Want more detail? Watch our webinar where Andy dives deeper into the world of renewables.

Our renewable supply options

We offer a range of renewable supply choices, allowing you to pick the right option for your business. 

Offshore wind farm

Renewable for Business

Electricity backed by UK REGOs or European GoOs, from a blend of sources including hydro, wind, solar, biomass and landfill gas.

UK Renewable

Electricity generated from renewable sources in the UK, backed by REGOs. 

Hydroeletric damn - Types and alternative sources of renewable energy

Clean Renewable

Electricity generated in the UK from clean renewable sources. That's wind, solar and/or hydro, and backed by REGOs. 

Select Renewable

If you want your electricity supply sourced from a particular renewable technology or from a geographic region, our Select Renewable option gives you the flexibility, offering a strong sustainability message.

How can choosing a renewable supply help your business?

1. Pitching for new business

Businesses are finding that they’re asked for information on their environmental credentials more and more when they pitch for sales or contracts.

Consumers are also becoming increasingly aware of organisations’ sustainability credentials and factoring these in to their buying decisions.

By choosing a renewable supply, your business can show it’s made an informed choice – to run on electricity backed by renewable generation.

2. Reporting your carbon emissions

Choosing a renewable energy supply allows you to report zero carbon emissions for your electricity supply. Besides showing you’ve made an informed choice, it also lets your business report a lower carbon footprint.

If your business follows global best practice and reports its carbon emissions using the Greenhouse Gas Protocol (The GHG Protocol), your choice of electricity supply can make a big difference to the numbers you report. This is particularly important for larger businesses who have corporate social responsibility ambitions to join strategic initiatives like the  RE100*. 


3. Assuring investors and shareholders

Investors are increasingly looking to only invest in companies committed to reducing their environmental impact. CDP (formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project) tracks thousands of companies’ climate change strategies and emissions reduction performance to help institutional investors understand the risk in their portfolios. These investors hold assets worth over US$92 trillion*.

The CDP uses the GHG Protocol as the method for companies to report their emissions. Choosing a renewable electricity supply can support your performance in their assessment process. 


All from one of Europe’s largest renewable energy generators and purchasers

With 598MW of installed renewable generating capacity, EDF Group is one of the largest renewable generators in Europe. We operate 31 wind farms in the UK with 8 more on the way. We're also a major purchaser of renewable electricity from many independent renewable generators in the UK.

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Upgrade to a zero carbon electricity contract

Many businesses are choosing to go zero carbon(1). Zero Carbon for Business guarantees your electricity supply is backed by zero carbon nuclear generation and shows a genuine commitment to Net Zero.

Renewable electricity, the facts

Report zero carbon emissions from your purchased electricity

Modern carbon reporting standards like the GHG Protocol require organisations to base their carbon emissions reporting on the choice they make for their electricity purchases (called “market-based emissions”), as well as their grid connection (called “location-based emissions”). The idea is that using both numbers gives a fairer, more complete picture of an organisation’s efforts to reduce its carbon emissions by choosing to purchase low-carbon electricity or being more energy efficient.

With our renewable electricity options, your organisation’s electricity supply is backed by certified renewable generation sources which all have a zero emissions rating. That takes your marketbased carbon emissions to zero, and with climate change now a mainstream issue, that can only help your business.

Available for both fixed and flexible price supply contracts, our renewable options are backed by REGOs (Renewable Energy Guarantees of Origins) and/or GoOs (Guarantee of Origin). The REGO scheme is administered by Ofgem and is used to provide transparency to consumers about the proportion of electricity that suppliers source from renewable generation in the UK. GoOs are proof that the electricity has been generated by a renewable generation source from an EU country.

  • Each megawatt-hour (MWh) is evidenced by a REGO or a GoO.
  • The purpose of the certificate is to prove that a given share of energy was produced from renewable sources.

Compare your options

How our renewable supply options compare with our Zero Carbon for Business and standard offers

Modern carbon reporting standards encourage businesses to use their choice of electricity supply to support their environmental commitments.

We offer three electricity source choices:

  1. Standard: backed by all electricity generation technologies from lower carbon renewables and nuclear, to higher carbon coal and gas.
  2. Renewable: backed by Renewable Energy Guarantees of Origin (REGOs) or GoOs (Guarantee of Origin).
  3. Zero Carbon for Business: backed by nuclear generation.(formerly Blue for Business)


Buying zero carbon does not create more zero carbon energy in the UK

It’s important to be clear about this. Whether you choose a zero carbon supply backed by renewable or nuclear energy, your purchase does not in itself cause any new zero carbon generation to be produced. The zero carbon electricity that we buy for Zero Carbon for Business or renewable products is supplied into the National Grid. Customers receive that electricity through the National Grid, not directly from zero carbon generators.

But your choice does show that your organisation is aware of the carbon intensity of the power it buys and is consistent with widely used standards and guidance in carbon accounting*. And that’s a step in the right direction.


Our fuel mix

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 2020 to March 2021.

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.

 CoalGasNuclearRenewableOtherCO2 g/kWhRadioactive waste g/kWh
EDF's fuel mix1.3%7.5%62.1%29.0%0.1% 420.0043
Contribution to our carbon emissions30.8%66.7% 0.0%  0.0%2.5%  
UK average fuel mix2.7%38.2% 16.1% 40.3% 2.7% 1820.0011

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.

EDF’s fuel mix per tariff or productCoalGasNuclearRenewableOtherC02 g/kWhRadioactive waste g/kWh
Zero carbon (1)0.0%0.0%100%0.0%0.0%00.0070
Renewable (2)0.0%0.0%0.0%100%0.0%00.0000
All other (3)4.0%22.7%38.8%34.1%0.4%1290.0027

Product table

(1) Zero carbon: Zero carbon tariffs and products include any sold as ‘nuclear backed’, such as Zero Carbon for Business (formerly Blue for Business).

(2) Renewable: All renewable tariffs and products (includes EV tariff).

(3) All other: All other tariffs and products - tariffs not referred to as Zero Carbon or Renewable.

The nuclear backed and renewable electricity that we buy for Residential, SME, Zero Carbon for Business (formerly 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.