What Are Green Tariffs?
Many electricity suppliers offer a Green Tariff, often in response to regulation that requires a certain proportion of their energy to come from renewable sources.
The supplier does not have to actually produce any renewable energy to be able to offer a Green Tariff. Instead, under the Green Tariff, it can buy certificates equivalent to the renewable energy it is contracted to supply.
What Are The Benefits Of Green Tariffs?
- A simple sign-up process
- Supplier, not company, sources Green Certificates from the wholesale market to cover equivalent customer consumption
- Enables utilities to take the first step to producing renewable energy, to help meet demand from their customers for low-carbon electricity.
- A good option for small businesses or those with very low energy consumption