Choose where your energy comes from

A new initiative allowing customers to choose how and where Co-operative Energy buys its power from has been launched. The ‘User Chooser’ scheme offers customers the exact mix of the […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

A new initiative allowing customers to choose how and where Co-operative Energy buys its power from has been launched.

The ‘User Chooser’ scheme offers customers the exact mix of the different types of energy sources and the precise generators that the power provider buys energy from.

That means customers can decide to have electricity bought from a local school’s solar project, a community wind farm or even a large-scale hydro scheme.

Group General Manager Ramsay Dunning said: “We are giving our energy customers a democratic influence over the way energy is bought now and in the future. Only by doing this will we help to ensure the energy market remains fair and competitive.

“If choosing clean power over dirty power is important to you, now you can decide for yourself.”

Co-operative Energy currently has power purchase agreements with around 30 generators, 15 of which are community-owned.