Our 2020/2021 Fuel Mix

We’re proud to announce that our 2020/21 fuel mix is zero carbon and 100% renewable, compared to the UK average of 40.3% renewable.

Reporting evidence

Our fuel mix is the ratio of different energy sources used to generate the electricity supplied to our customers.

 

All UK electricity suppliers must disclose their fuel mix on an annual basis to their customers. This should also include the associated carbon emissions so that customers can accurately measure their associated carbon emissions and compare suppliers like-for-like.

The table below shows our fuel mix disclosure alongside the UK average, from April 2020 to March 2021.

Report zero carbon,
with confidence

Our supply products have been audited and verified by an independent third party, EcoAct.

They have certified that our zero carbon, 100% renewable electricity supply is backed by guarantee of origin certificates. This allows all of our customers to report their electricity consumption (Scope 2) as zero carbon, under the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) protocol market-based method. To view our verification assurance statement, click here.

why only solar,
wind and hydro?

We chose solar, wind and hydro for our fuel mix because they are all zero carbon and 100% renewable forms of energy, meaning they don’t create any carbon emissions at the point of generation and are naturally replenishing.

FAQS

What electricity do you supply to businesses?

Our electricity supply product is zero carbon, 100% renewable, sourced solely from solar, wind and hydro (there’s no coal, gas or nuclear in our fuel mix) and has been audited and verified by an independent third party, EcoAct. They have certified that our supply is matched with guarantee of origin certificates (REGOs and GoOs), which allows our customers to report zero carbon emissions on their scope 2 under the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) protocol market-based method. See our assurance statement here.

What is Bryt Energy’s fuel mix?

Our fuel mix is the ratio of different sources used to generate the electricity supplied to our customers. All UK electricity suppliers must detail their fuel mix on an annual basis to Ofgem and their customers – this is called a ‘Fuel Mix Disclosure’ or FMD. This must also include the associated carbon content so that customers can accurately measure their associated carbon emissions and compare each suppliers’ offered Fuel Mixes. Our current fuel mix can be viewed here.

Where do you buy your electricity from?

We purchase all our electricity through our parent company, Statkraft, who procure the electricity volume to match our customers’ contracted amount from the wholesale electricity market.

Will the electricity physically supplied into my sites all be renewable?

No. The electricity to your business is supplied via National Grid’s transmission network and local distribution networks (not directly from a renewable generator), so you will be provided with electricity from a mix of sources that the grid is being supplied with at that time from all generators – this may include fossil fuel sources. To ensure your business can show they have procured renewable electricity, we purchase guarantee of origin certificates (REGOs & GoOs) to match the electricity we supply to you. This is currently the only official method for recognising renewable electricity supply in the UK, as mandated and operated by BEIS and Ofgem. The guarantee of origin certificates prove that a quantity of renewable electricity has been generated and purchased by Bryt Energy to match your consumption volumes in a particular year.

What are guarantee of origin certificates (REGOs and GoOs)?

REGOs (Renewable Energy Guarantees of Origin) and GoOs (Guarantees of Origin) are certificates issued to renewable generators per megawatt hour of renewable electricity generated. These are purchased by suppliers and demonstrate to the consumer (and Ofgem) that the equivalent of their supplied electricity in a given year came from renewable generation. Without sufficient certificates, suppliers cannot claim to be providing a renewable supply. REGOs are issued within the UK, whilst GoOs are issued to generation within the EU. Both are currently valid within the UK for reporting purposes so we may purchase a mixture of both.

How does Bryt Energy buy REGOs & GoOs?

We source the majority of our guarantee of origin certificates through our parent company, Statkraft, but we may also purchase elsewhere to ensure we get the best price for our customers. When we purchase guarantee of origin certificates from Statkraft they can be from Statkraft-owned renewable generation assets, Statkraft-controlled renewable generation assets in their portfolio, or fully independent 3rd party renewable energy generators. However, we always ensure that we only purchase REGOs and GOOs for solar, wind and hydro electricity generation.

Can my business obtain the REGOs & GoOs certificates, so I know where the electricity I have purchased has been generated from?

These certificates are held by suppliers (Bryt Energy) for fuel mix reporting purposes (rather than the customer) and are submitted to Ofgem. Currently we cannot provide our customers with the identity of specific renewable generation assets (sites) that we have purchased guarantees of origin certificates for. Therefore, we also cannot issue the specific REGOs or GoOs certificates to our customers to match their supply volume, as these are held by Bryt Energy.

How does my business prove we have bought zero carbon, 100% renewable electricity?

Our supply products are evidenced through our Bryt Energy renewable contract certificates that we can provide to our customers. This certificate confirms that the customer on contract with us is being supplied with electricity that’s been sourced solely from zero carbon, 100% renewable sources, Solar, Wind and Hydro, for that contract period. The customer is therefore able to report zero carbon emissions for electricity consumption in Scope 2 under the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Protocol market-based method. We also recommend keeping our EcoAct Assurance Statement with your Bryt Energy renewable contract certificate to show your supply has been audited and verified as zero carbon and 100% renewable. Please contact heretohelp@brytenergy.co.uk if you wish to receive your our Bryt Energy renewable contract certificate.

What is the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) protocol?

The GHG (Greenhouse Gas) protocol is a set of internationally accepted standards of measuring and reporting emissions. The guidance categorises emissions activities into different scopes for accounting and reporting purposes.

What are the GHG scopes?

The GHG Protocol have defined three scopes of emissions which are essentially who ‘owns’ those emissions and how much control a company has to change or influence them:

  • Scope 1 covers direct emissions from owned or controlled sources, like the gas used to heat a building or the fuel used in the company’s fleet of vehicles.
  • Scope 2 covers indirect emissions from the generation of purchased electricity, steam, heating and cooling consumed by the company.
  • Scope 3 includes all other indirect emissions that occur in a company’s value chain, like the emissions from commuting to work, or purchased goods and services.

A better approach to energy is within our grasp

By partnering with Bryt Energy, you can report the carbon emissions associated with your businesses’ electricity consumption as zero, based on our reported Fuel Mix Disclosure for 2020/2021.

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