The energy sector is driving the transition to net-zero and with ambitious targets set out in National Grid’s Future Energy Scenarios – we see it as our responsibility to lead the way by empowering businesses to start their net-zero journey by procuring renewable electricity.
Fast-track to Net-Zero
Procuring renewable electricity is the most effective way to start your net-zero journey. Leading corporates are already delivering against their net-zero targets and they expect the same from their supply chain.
Our 100% renewable electricity products offer unrivalled transparency and are independently certified by the Carbon Trust to confirm that every megawatt hour is backed by UK-recognised renewable certificates, which we aim to source from small renewable generation projects.
This means you can confidently report zero carbon emissions using the market based method in accordance with the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Protocol Scope 2 Guidance and actively support the growth of independent renewables on the grid.
With our experience supporting sustainability-minded companies – committed to 100% renewable power procurement – we are in a position to support customers who are setting net-zero targets, as well as those making a switch to renewables as a first step, or those signing up for their first contract with us.
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What’s involved in the certification process?
The Carbon Trust independently certify our renewable products, which means that you don’t have to take our word for it that we’re doing the right thing.
Annually, the Carbon Trust assure that our supply products and their related fuel mixes comply with the quality criteria required by the GHG Protocol Scope 2 Guidance. Their label is designed to give customers the confidence to report zero emissions for purchased electricity using the market-based method.
A key part of the Carbon Trust certification process includes the regular monitoring of our renewable certificates allocation, ensuring we have enough certificates to match every renewable megawatt hour we supply. Further, guaranteeing our customers’ certificate-backed renewable electricity for the length of their contract.
Carbon Trust assurance
The Carbon Trust has made the following statement about their certification of our renewable electricity product:
“Carbon Trust has assured that all of SmartestEnergy’s electricity products defined as ‘renewable’ are 100% backed by renewable certificates. The generation sources claimed for each renewable product are backed by renewable certificates of the corresponding technology.
The emission factors associated with all of SmartestEnergy’s products (conventional and renewable) are reported in accordance with the GHG Protocol Scope 2 Guidance. SmartestEnergy has embedded policies and procedures, which relate to the data collection, monitoring, reporting and checking, to achieve these ends.”
If you have any questions about the certification process, please contact us here.