Not only are Charltons using a sustainable material to produce our gates and fencing, we use our own by-products as biomass heating being used within the workshops and now, we are relying on 100% green energy. All produced from Biomass, Solar, Hydro & Wind power.
The electricity we use travels through a “transmission” system run by the National Grid and local distribution network operators.
All the electricity generated by various sources around the UK enters into this same system. This means megawatts generated by a wind turbine get mixed up with those generated by a nuclear reactor or a coal power station.
So, how do we know that the electricity we are using is from Green Sources?
Renewable suppliers match the amount of electricity their customers use with the amount they buy from renewable sources. So, if a business uses, for example, 20 megawatt-hours (MWh) a year, a supplier will need to ensure it buys an equal amount of power from the National Grid, which the National Grid sources from electricity generators. If that supplier offers 100% renewable power, it will need to ensure it has the right kinds of deals in place with renewable generators to deliver that amount of power.
Charltons energy supplier is F & S Energy who can prove their purchase of electricity from renewable sources. Renewable Energy Guarantees of Origin (REGOs) are certificates issued by Ofgem that certify that the electricity has been generated from a renewable source. F & S only purchase electricity directly from renewable generators within the UK, so are helping to support smaller independent generators and local economies.