Our energy sources
At Opus Energy, we endeavour to secure as much of our power as possible from cleaner electricity sources, so our customers can enjoy a cleaner energy supply.
Over the last two years (between April 2014 and March 2016), 93% of the energy supplied by Opus Energy to our customers came from renewable generators.
As part of our commitment to help reduce climate change and maintain a cleaner energy supply, we will continue to buy a significant proportion of our electricity, wherever possible, from renewable sources.
Generators who produce renewable power are provided with a government certificate as evidence that they have produced power which is 100% renewable. This certificate is called a Renewable Energy Guarantee of Origin (or ‘REGO’). It is then passed on to Opus Energy as proof that the power we have procured and supplied to our customers is from a sustainable source.
It used to be the case that renewable power supplied to business customers was exempt from Climate Change Levy. As part of the levy exemption scheme, Ofgem produced Levy Exemption Certificates (or ‘LECs’) which it provided to renewable generators along with REGOs. We could use these certificates to evidence that any renewable power we supplied to our customers was exempt from CCL. This exemption was removed in the 2015 Budget with effect from 1 August 2015. From this date the government no longer produced LECs but it continued to produce REGOs.
The removal of CCL exemption for renewable power will have no impact on our commitment to secure as much of our power as possible from renewable electricity sources.