Business electricity supplier, Haven Power, has been chosen to supply Manchester Airports Group (MAG) with 100% renewable electricity.
The deal will mean Haven Power supplies renewable electricity to Manchester, East Midlands, Humberside and Bournemouth airports. The deal will make MAG one of the largest customers of Haven.
Haven supplies green electricity generated from biomass but Haven’s green power doesn’t mean higher business electricity prices. It doesn’t cost any extra for electricity from this source of renewable energy compared with energy supplied from more usual sources such as coal or gas.
Haven Power is part of Drax Power Limited and uses biomass generated electricity from Drax power station. The biomass has a lower carbon footprint than a typical gas fired power station.
CSR Director of Manchester Airports Group, Neil Robinson, said “As part of our commitment to make ground operations carbon neutral across the Manchester Airports Group by 2015, we are always looking at ways to reduce energy demand, produce our own renewable energy on site or where this is not feasible, source renewable power. Haven Power’s dedication to renewable energy mirrors our own sustainability values and we are therefore looking forward to developing a long term partnership with them”.
The chief executive of Haven Power, Peter Bennell said “The majority of businesses are now under increasing pressure to be more environmentally responsible and large companies such as Manchester Airports Group are setting their own goals to contribute towards sustainability targets”.
He added “Taking the option of power from a 100 percent renewable source, customers benefit from the supply being exempt from Climate Change Levy. It is a very simple but effective way of demonstrating commitment to being more sustainable without compromising the budget. We’re pleased to be appointed as MAG’s electricity supplier and hope it develops into a long-lasting relationship”.