Haven Power leads the way with sustainability in Suffolk
Haven Power has installed almost 500 square metres of solar panels at its premises on Ransomes Europark, Ipswich. The panels, which can produce enough renewable power in a year to charge an electric vehicle 2300 times, are part of the business electricity supplier’s efforts to be a sustainability leader.
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Haven Power has already replaced its lights with more efficient LEDs (light-emitting diodes). Since the installation, the company has reduced its daily electricity consumption by around 15%. It expects this figure to fall even further when the newly-installed solar panels begin to generate electricity.
It has also installed electric vehicle (EV) charging points for employees and visitors to use. Haven Power’s people can also use a BMWi3 EV pool car when going to see clients and travelling on other business. In the coming months, the company plans to install a battery to store the excess power produced from its solar panels.
Paul Sheffield, Chief Operating Officer at Haven Power, said: “By turning our office into a truly energy efficient building, we’re reducing our CO2 emissions by over 47,000 kilograms a year – the equivalent of taking 33 cars off the road. We’re also demonstrating to other businesses how these initiatives can work.
“We offer these services to our business customers, so they can save money, take more control of their energy, and reduce their carbon footprint. Having onsite battery storage as well can reduce reliance on the grid, and even create additional revenue by selling excess energy back to the grid.”
The benefits of the sustainability measures implemented by Haven Power include:
- Reducing carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions – better for the environment
- Generating renewable electricity – helps achieve sustainability goals and can encourage additional sales
- Linking to onsite energy storage – creates an opportunity for extra income
- Reducing reliance on the grid – increased self-sufficiency reduces the risk of experiencing power outages and loss of business
Haven Power works in partnership with its business customers, offering renewable electricity as standard and a range of added value energy services. As part of Drax Group, the supplier is striving to enable a zero carbon, lower cost energy future.