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Opus Energy helps build greener businesses with new renewable source electricity tariff

9th March 2020

New tariff available for Opus Energy’s business customers helps improve sustainability and deliver more ambitious climate commitments for companies.

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Specialist B2B energy supplier Opus Energy has launched Opus Advance, a renewable source electricity tariff for small and medium sized (SME) businesses, which it will provide as standard for all new and renewing customers.

Its growing commitment to sustainability comes after parent company Drax Group announced its world-leading ambition to be carbon negative by 2030, in line with the UK government’s carbon targets and commitment to clean growth.

Opus Advance guarantees that all the electricity supplied is sourced from UK and European renewable generators. This includes Drax Power Station in North Yorkshire, which uses sustainable biomass and is the largest renewable power generator in the UK, and more than 2,300 independent UK-based renewable generators, such as farms, schools and community projects where solar panels and wind turbines are used to produce electricity. Renewable power generators based in Europe also contribute towards the power supplied through the tariff.

For larger businesses, Opus Advance Plus will allow companies to support local generators and source their electricity exclusively from Opus Energy’s UK-based renewable electricity portfolio - consisting of solar, wind and hydro.

Paul Sheffield, Managing Director of Drax’s customer businesses, including Opus Energy said: “The climate crisis is the greatest challenge the world faces and we want to make it easier for businesses to reduce emissions to help achieve the UK’s net zero carbon targets. Our new Opus Advance tariff will give businesses more control over their carbon emissions, improving their sustainability.

“Drax is committed to enabling a zero carbon, lower cost energy future. By working with our customers as an energy partner, we are changing the way they source and use their energy, reducing costs and carbon emissions, whilst helping them to grow better businesses.”

To help businesses to take other steps to improve sustainability, information, advice and support is available from Opus Energy’s online advice hub and newsletter, Brighter Business. Those on the Opus Advance tariff will also be provided with free marketing materials to help them promote their sustainability credentials and attract new customers.

To sign up for the Opus Advance tariffs, businesses should click the button below:

Find out more about Opus Advance

The Opus Advance product has been verified by EcoAct, an independent sustainability consultancy, to ensure that the product meets the requirements of the GHG Protocol Scope 2 standard, giving customers assurances that the electricity has been certified as renewable.

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