Chippenham-based sustainable energy provider Good Energy has announced that is teaming up with the Brecon Beacons National Park to provide the authority with 100% renewable power.
The company is partnering with the National Park Authority to ensure all its properties will be supplied with clean electricity – this includes the National Park Visitor Centre, Craig y nos Country Park and the Park’s headquarters in Brecon.
The contract was won based on the lowest cost green tariff; in total, Good Energy will provide over 147,000 kilowatt hours of clean electricity each year. This is an estimated saving of 51,000kg of carbon dioxide, equivalent to a new car driving from London to Beijing 40 times.
The new contract was announced this week, during the Government’s first ever annual Green GB Week, which aims to applaud and encourage green practice in business.
New electric vehicle charging infrastructure is being installed at the National Park Authority’s two main sites to support the transition to clean transport. Good Energy will also be supplying clean power at these new charging points as well, reassuring car owners that their vehicle is powered by a sustainable source.
Juliet Davenport, founder and CEO at Good Energy, said: “We’re delighted to be working with Brecon Beacons National Park Authority on this new project, which will foster the area’s long-term sustainability.
“It’s natural for the park to be supplied by clean power in its role as protector, and educator, of the Beacons’ environmental importance. Good Energy looks forward to supporting this vital work in the years to come.”
It is just the latest in a long line of major contracts for Good Energy. Earlier this month, the firm announced it would be supplying the power for Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire, which has now switched to 100% renewable power. Good Energy is meeting all electricity demand to the Palace, Pleasure Gardens, Park Farm, the new Estates office in Woodstock and its on-site bottling plant.
The new agreement also includes the Windrush Industrial Estate, allowing third party businesses based there to achieve their own sustainability commitments.
Founded in 1999, Good Energy powers homes and businesses with 100% renewable electricity from a community of over 1,400 UK generators. The company owns and operate two wind farms, including the UK’s first commercial wind farm, and eight solar farms.
Pictured above: Good Energy CEO Juliet Davenport