Our fuel mix
Unicom is proud to be a Green Electricity provider
Our Electricity is backed by wind farms, so 100% comes from renewable sources1. This means that our Electricity is green and clean.
Whilst green tariffs from other providers can be more expensive, ours comes at no extra cost to you. As an Electricity supplier who cares, we are keen to do our part to sustain and protect the environment. We know that non-renewable energy sources are having a negative effect on our planet so we are looking to do our bit, by helping our customers do their bit.
How is Unicom a Green Electricity provider?
For every unit of Electricity that our customers use, we match this by purchasing a renewably sourced unit, directly from the biggest offshore wind energy company in the world, Ørsted. We do this by taking part in the Renewable Energy Guarantees of Origin (REGO) scheme – more on this below.
By switching to Green Electricity, based on average consumption, a typical Unicom customer will save 4.57 tonnes of CO2 from entering the atmosphere…
That’s the equivalent of 15,568 car miles – 183 trees would be needed to remove the same amount of carbon (CO2) from the atmosphere. (Sequester is the technical term if you’re feeling fancy.)2
How do REGOs work?
Our Energy regulator Ofgem issues one REGO certificate per megawatt hour (MWh) of eligible renewable output to generators of renewable electricity. This shows that a given share of energy was produced from renewable sources. We then purchase these certificates from Ørsted to match the amount of Electricity our customers use and the amount of Electricity from renewable sources that is on the grid.
Our Fuel Mix Disclosure
Like all energy suppliers, we are only allowed to publish the relevant figures for the year up to the end of March once we reach October that same year.
Our current fuel mix for Electricity supplied in the period 1st April 2019 to 31st March 2020 as certified by REGOs is:
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This table confirms the source of the total electricity supplied during the period by Sinq Power Limited on behalf of Unicom.
1 Unicom reserves the right to change its fuel mix at any time
2 2 Based on an annual average consumption of 13,000 kWh, valid as of 01/09/2020. Calculated using http://www.carbon-calculator.org.uk/ and https://www.co2meter.com/blogs/news/could-global-co2-levels-be-reduced-by-planting-trees