Green Grid Electricity

You do not have to buy your own wind turbine or solar panels to get all your electricity from renewable sources. You do not even have to pay any more for your electricity. 

You do not have to buy your own wind turbine or solar panels to get all your electricity from renewable sources. You do not even have to pay any more for your electricity.

Green electricity suppliers, or standard suppliers offering green tariffs, can guarantee your property is powered by 100% renewable energy sources at the flick of a switch! for businesses and local authorities this may even save money, as you must pay higher taxes (Climate Change Levy) on non-renewable electricity.

There are many options if switching to a green tariff through the grid, some better than others. Some companies will guaranteed to provide all, or a portion of, your power from green sources. Others will guarantee to invest all, or a portion of, your tariff into green energy projects.

To switch to a greener tariff go to the NEP tariff switch tool.

How does it work?

The national grid is like a reservoir of electricity. Electricity is constantly fed in, by all types of generators, and taken out by consumers. Once the electricity is fed into the grid it looses its identity; coal, wind, nuclear and gas-generated electricity all mix together.

The amount of electricity that is fed into the reservoir by each generator is measured. This same amount of electricity can then be sold onto their customers anywhere on the grid. If a company feeds in 100 units of green power in Scotland, they could sell 100 units of green power to a customer in Cornwall.

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