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 our usual tariff. 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 and would need 183 trees 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 explained
Since 1st September 2018, Unicom Electricity has come from 100% renewable sources. The latest published Fuel Mix shows a different figure to this and here’s why…
The Fuel Mix Disclosure is published by the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). It is an indication of where an electricity supplier sources its electricity from.
Like all licensed energy suppliers, we are only allowed to provide the latest Fuel Mix Disclosure information published by BEIS. As this information is collected and published in arrears (e.g. published in August 2018 for the period of March 17 to March 18), it is always between 6 and 18 months out of date. This means that the figures are historical and do not represent what is happening right now (that we are a 100% Green Electricity provider).
Our current fuel mix for Electricity as certified by REGOs is:
|Energy source||Our fuel mix (%)|
Applicable from 1st September 2018
Our Fuel Mix Disclosure for Electricity supplied in the period 1st April 2017 to 31st March 2018 is3:
|Electricity supplied was sourced from the following fuels||Electricity supplied by Unicom % of total||Average for GB (for comparison) % of total|
|High-level radioactive waste 0.007g per kWh||Carbon CO2g/kWh 254|
This table confirms the source of the total electricity supplied by Sinq Power Limited during the period from Unicom.
1 Unicom reserves the right to change its fuel mix at any time
2 Based on an annual average consumption of 13,000 kWh, valid as of 14/11/2019. Calculated using http://www.carbon-calculator.org.uk/ and https://www.co2meter.com/blogs/news/could-global-co2-levels-be-reduced-by-planting-trees
3 Unicom Electricity is supplied by Sinq Power Limited registered in England and Wales No. 09284085 and a member of the Verastar Group. The Registered Office of Sinq Power Limited is No. 1 Dovecote, Old Hall Road, Sale M33 2GS.