Providing renewable energy assurance

Case Study:
npower
Assuring npower’s renewable energy product

Renewable Energy

Ensuring transparency and driving commercial benefits in your renewable energy sourcing.

The

challenges

In 2016, npower Business Solutions launched a renewable energy product ‘Business Renewable: REGO Backed Electricity’. The electricity from these types of contracts is backed by Renewable Electricity Guarantees of Origin (REGOs) – certificates that prove the electricity is generated from renewable sources. The product aims to satisfy customers seeking a renewable electricity supply and the ability to report zero GHG emissions for their electricity consumption. npower approached Carbon Clear (previous name of EcoAct UK) to provide assurance that npower’s product is compliant with the new GHG Protocol Scope 2 Guidance 2015 (World Resources Institute), by ensuring that for example customer usage is matched by ‘contractual instruments’ that meet the Scope 2 Quality Criteria.