Independent energy supplier, Opus Energy, has completed its 250th renewable generator contract after agreeing to purchase the electricity generated by Milford Haven Port Authority’s solar arrays.
The agreement will see Opus Energy receive the energy generated by 11 separate solar arrays across Milford Haven Port Authority sites. The deal is the second such agreement between the two companies, who already hold a PPA for Milford Haven Port Authority’s flagship 100.8kWp integrated solar PV installation.
Tim James, Energy Development Manager, Milford Haven Port Authority, said: “Milford Haven Port has a long established tradition of working at the cutting edge of energy production. Renewable generation now makes up part of our energy interests and is set to grow considerably as we make the transition to low carbon energy generation. We now have over 800kW of renewable energy generators and Opus Energy’s speed and ability to deliver within our deadlines and targets made them a great choice.”
Charlie Crossley Cooke, Managing Director, Opus Energy, added: “Our growing customer base is evidence that renewable energy generation can provide businesses with a much needed boost to their income. This also contributes to a company’s energy provision in a sustainable and environmentally-friendly way, which in turn will help bolster CSR credentials.”
Cooke continued: “So far, we’ve seen take-up of our renewables PPA across a range of different business sectors, from food manufacturers and suppliers to farms and community centres. Our challenge is to grow this customer base and the take-up of renewables generation amongst UK SMEs, despite decreasing subsidies.
“With the economic situation still so uncertain, any additional income will be invaluable for businesses. A 100kWp solar panel on the roof of a factory, for example, will typically generate an income of over £16,000 per year, and will help reduce running costs, which makes sound business sense.”