As a champion of renewable generators, we continue to support the UK’s decarbonisation efforts and help generators navigate the complex post-subsidy world. We also pride ourselves on offering 100% renewable electricity supply products, which are certified by the Carbon Trust.

Why power your business with renewables?

If you are a sustainability-minded business, or want to play a part in the UK’s efforts to achieve net-zero by 2050, purchasing renewable electricity ensures that you are on the right track. With our Carbon Trust certification process, you can trust that every renewable megawatt hour comes from renewable sources backed by UK-recognised origin certificates.

With this confidence, businesses can report zero-carbon emissions when procuring our renewable electricity using the market-based method in accordance with the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Protocol Scope 2 Guidance.

With our experience supporting RE100 companies – committed to 100% renewable power procurement – we are in a position to support customers who are setting such targets, as well as those making a switch to renewables as a first step, or those signing up for their first contract with us.

For more information:

Download our guide to purchasing and reporting renewable electricity

Contact our supply team about procuring renewable electricity

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 and their 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.

> See full assurance statement document
> See certification letter
> See certificate of achievement

Our commitment to you:

We commit to supply credible renewable electricity products and ensure that we are transparent in what we offer and report on. This is evidenced by the following:

Energy labels – we will produce annual energy labels for our renewable customers. These are designed to be a true reflection of the electricity we supply and we hope customers will incorporate these within their reporting and display them in relevant sites and offices as a demonstration of their renewables commitment:

> Read more about the energy labels we produce for you

Fuel mix – we will always display our latest certified fuel mix on our website. This is updated annually in September and includes the sources of electricity within each product that we sell and the associated carbon emissions and radioactive waste (where appropriate) for the previous financial year reporting period. As an example, in our most recent review (2019/20), the breakdown of electricity sources for our 100% Natural Renewable Product were:

  • Wind - 23.8%

  • Solar PV - 36.3%

  • Hydro - 40%

> View our complete fuel mix online

Renewable products – we believe our range of renewable products enable out customers to achieve their renewable ambitions, but are always willing to discuss how we can expand out service to support customers. We are proud to offer these three key renewables options:

  • Natural Renewable - 100 % renewable electricity generated solely by the wind, sun or water

  • Standard Renewable - 100% renewable electricity from a blend of generation sources

  • Specific Renewable - a bespoke product which allows you to choose your preferred source of 100% renewable electricity

Read more about our products

Interested in finding out more?

Browse our FAQs about renewable electricity

> Contact our supply team with any questions