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100% renewable power at our own sites

Date: 02 December 2021

Time: 08:00

At SCFT we are committed to reducing our impact on the environment through our ongoing work programme, Care Without Carbon. 

As part of this, we ensure that the electricity supplied to the sites that we directly pay the energy costs at is 100% renewable. We are one of the few NHS trusts signed up to Health Care Without Harm, Europe’s commitment to use 100% renewable energy.

Our Trust has an electricity supply contract with EDF which supplies us with 100% REGO-backed power. This stands for Renewable Energy Guarantees of Origin and is a system whereby an electricity generator has to provide to Ofgem proof of their generation output as being 100% qualifying renewable. This is then able to be passed on to the company selling the electricity, EDF in this case, who can then legitimately sell it as such to their customers.

The Trust purchased 1,833 MWh of electricity from EDF in the past year and this was sourced as follows:

  • 1,833 MWh (100%) supplied from electricity generated via offshore wind from a farm in the Thames Estuary. 

Ensuring we procure renewable energy allows the Trust to show its commitment, and make its own contribution to, greening the electricity supply system, which ultimately helps us to drive down our emissions of carbon dioxide.

EDF has provided the Trust with our Renewable Energy Report (April 2020 - March 2021) and certificate.