From sleeved power to private wire, we’re here to help answer your corporate PPA questions and find the right solution for you.
The demand for renewable electricity is currently being met, however, in order to meet the growing demand UKSE is undertaking a programme of additionality whereby every solar farm that is dedicated to a customer like you is supplemented by a further new build solar farm, thereby increasing the UK’s renewable capacity.
Yes, we encourage the promotion of a specific solar farms in relation to your company, these can also be renamed accordingly to enhance your corporate responsibility credentials.
No, the cost of building the solar farm is it entirely met by UKSE. If however, you are entering into a Private Wire agreement. You will have the option of co-investing in the asset but this will be entirely optional.
Additional electricity requirements are met through top up power provided by EDF or your existing energy supplier.
Under a Variable Price PPA we discount the cost of UKSE‘s renewable electricity (using an agreed floor price) based on the best per kWh (kilowatt hour) cost quote you have obtained from the market. You are welcome to obtain a quote for 100% of your electricity demand as some suppliers may offer an additional further discount for the increased volume.
A Private Wire PPA is a model whereby we construct a dedicated solar farm within 2 km of your site and your electricity is supplied by a directly connected cable and topped up with electricity from EDF or a supplier of your choice. The cost of construction are entirely met by UKSE and this model (where available) provides the greatest level of discounts due to the reduced non-commodity payments.
Payments under a Private Wire PPA are similar to our variable price PPA whereby we discount the cost of UKSE‘s renewable electricity (using an agreed floor price) based on the best per kWh (kilowatt hour) cost quote you have obtained from the market. You are welcome to obtain a quote for 100% of your electricity demand as some suppliers may offer an additional further discount for the increased volume.
Using a Private Wire solution will enable you to avoid all non-commodity costs associated with your bill, which enables UKSE to deliver the highest level of savings to your business.
The discount to market structure applies to our variable and Private Wire PPA’s. Under these models we discount the cost of UKSE‘s renewable electricity (using an agreed floor price) based on the best per kWh (kilowatt hour) cost quote you have obtained from the market. You are welcome to obtain a quote for 100% of your electricity demand as some suppliers may offer an additional further discount for the increased volume.
The variable and fixed PPA’s are available from between 12 and 20 years. The private wire PPA which enables a directly connected solar farm to be constructed is offered on a contract term of between 15 and 40 years.
Your contract party for the purchase of UKSE’s solar power will be EDF, this will enable all balancing and compliance functions to be undertaken in accordance with EDF‘s licensed supply agreement. Please note, this excludes our Private Wire PPAs.
No. You can generally start receiving discount power immediately alongside your existing contract. Your solar power will mainly replace your more expensive peak power and your existing supply contract essentially acts as a top-up so you can start saving straight away. If you have any doubt about your existing contract just let us know and we’ll be pleased to help!
You may change supplier of your top up power during the contract term but not the renewable power supplied by UKSE.
Yes, your existing supplier can be used as there is no obligation to use EDF.
No, you are welcome to retain your existing supplier. For this, however, we will offer you the opportunity to receive 100% renewable top up electricity from EDF.
EDF are the largest provider of 100% renewable electricity in the UK and as a licensed supplier manage the supply of your electricity from our solar farms over the National Grid.
UKSE will offer you discounts on the commodity portion (the actual electrons) of your bill. However, unless you opt for the Private Wire solution the non-commodity portion of your bill will remain the same as these taxes and charges cannot be avoided.
UK Sustainable Energy has delivered some of the largest and most prestigious solar developments in the UK, these include sites for BT and Tetley Tea.
As the UK decarbonises to limit the effects of global warming there is an increased demand for renewable electricity. In addition renewable electricity is increasing due to the a requirement for electricity based heat and transport.
Obligations change depending on the size and turnover of your company. UKSE is happy to advise on specific cases. But if your company has an annual turnover of more than £36m, 250 employees and is listed on the stock market, it is highly likley that you will be required to comply with the Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting regulations (SECR).