Specialist B2B energy supplier Opus Energy has launched Opus Advance, a 100 percent renewable electricity tariff for small and medium sized (SME) businesses, which it will provide as standard for all new and renewing customers.
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The company’s commitment to sustainability follows the announcement by parent company Drax Group to be carbon negative by 2030, in line with the UK government’s carbon targets and commitment to clean growth.
Opus Advance will guarantee that all the electricity supplied is sourced from UK and European renewable generators. This includes Drax Power Station in North Yorkshire, which uses sustainable biomass and is the largest renewable power generator in the UK, and more than 2,300 independent UK-based renewable generators, such as farms, schools and community projects where solar panels and wind turbines are used to produce electricity. Renewable power generators based in Europe also contribute towards the power supplied through the tariff.
For larger businesses, Opus Advance Plus will allow companies to support local generators and source their electricity exclusively from Opus Energy’s UK-based renewable electricity portfolio - consisting of solar, wind and hydro.
“The climate crisis is the greatest challenge the world faces and we want to make it easier for businesses to reduce emissions to help achieve the UK’s net zero carbon targets” said Paul Sheffield, Managing Director of Drax’s customer businesses, including Opus Energy. “Our new Opus Advance tariff will give businesses more control over their carbon emissions, improving their sustainability. Drax is committed to enabling a zero carbon, lower cost energy future. By working with our customers as an energy partner, we are changing the way they source and use their energy, reducing costs and carbon emissions, whilst helping them to grow better businesses.”