ScottishPower has announced from today all new domestic fixed price tariffs will use 100% renewable energy that will be sourced entirely from its own wind farms.

This will mean that all of the power generated by the company’s wind farms will be used exclusively by its domestic and commercial customers. Money made from the tariff will be reinvested into new renewable generation, allowing investment in renewables to grow alongside customers.

Keith Anderson, CEO of ScottishPower, said the company was in a “unique” position in being able to make the tariff offering, as the UK’s only end-to-end provider.

“This new approach builds on this investment and shows how we’re finding new ways to speed up the drive to net zero in the UK.

“With an increasing number of green tariffs in the market, it’s important that consumers understand how ‘green’ their tariff is in terms of supporting the UK renewables industry. This isn’t about playing games with bits of paper or certificates. This is the real deal – customers buying energy from renewable sources and helping us to build even more.”

The company is hoping that the move will set it apart from other 100% renewable tariffs that rely on Renewable Energy Guarantee of Origin certificates (REGOs).

“My concern is that too many customers think they’re buying renewable electricity, when all they’re buying is a renewable certificate. Today, we’re calling time on this so-called ‘greenwashing,’” continued Anderson.

“Unlike some competitor offerings that simply buy up green certificates and don’t actually purchase the related renewable electricity, ScottishPower customers can be confident that their electricity comes from renewable sources, with all the electricity supplied from our UK-based windfarms.”

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