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Haven’s renewable option wins over Manchester Airports Group

Haven Power is playing a key role in helping Manchester Airports Group (MAG) reach its environmental targets, having been chosen to supply power from a 100 percent renewable source to its sites.

The contract to provide electricity to Manchester, East Midlands, Humberside and Bournemouth airports makes MAG one of Haven’s largest customers. Haven was selected thanks to its capability to offer customers power generated from biomass, at no extra cost compared to energy supplied from traditional fuel sources. This option perfectly complemented the group’s commitment to make ground operations carbon neutral.

Neil Robinson, CSR Director Manchester Airports Group, says: “As part of our commitment to make ground operations carbon neutral across the Manchester Airports Group by 2015, we are always looking at ways to reduce energy demand, produce our own renewable energy on site or where this is not feasible, source renewable power. Haven Power’s dedication to renewable energy mirrors our own sustainability values and we are therefore looking forward to developing a long term partnership with them.”

Chief Executive of Haven Power, Peter Bennell, comments: “The majority of businesses are now under increasing pressure to be more environmentally responsible and large companies such as Manchester Airports Group are setting their own goals to contribute towards sustainability targets.

“Taking the option of power from a 100 percent renewable source, customers benefit from the supply being exempt from Climate Change Levy. It is a very simple but effective way of demonstrating commitment to being more sustainable without compromising the budget. We’re pleased to be appointed as MAG’s electricity supplier and hope it develops into a long-lasting relationship.”

As part of Drax Power Limited, Haven has the ability to supply customers with biomass-generated energy. Biomass burnt at Drax delivers significant carbon footprint savings compared to a typical gas-fired generating plant. This allows Haven to help customers achieve more environmentally responsible energy use yet still at a competitive price.

Haven Power shows Manchester Airports Group what will be powering their airports – biomass. L-R: Kevin Maynard, Utility Procurement Manager at UPG (energy consultant), Neil Robinson, CSR Director at MAG, Mark Johnson, Group Business Services Director at MAG, Paul Messer, I&C Key Account Manager at Haven Power and Peter Bennell, Chief Executive at Haven Power.

"Haven Power's dedication to renewable energy mirrors our own sustainability values and we are therefore looking forward to developing a long term partnership with them."

Neil Robinson, CSR Director Manchester Airports Group

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