South Belfast forecourt retailer Creightons Group is set to reduce its carbon emissions by around 600 tonnes a year, after switching to a new Green Energy contract sourcing electricity generated by local, 100% renewable sources.
Power NI is supplying Creightons locations at Finaghy, Blacks Road and Balmoral with over two gigawatt hours (GWh) of electricity, the equivalent of powering around 625 average households in Northern Ireland each year.
The energy company supplies around 40,000 businesses across NI with over 55 GWh of electricity provided as Green Energy. Its parent company Energia Group has to date invested over €1bn in the energy market across NI and RoI, focusing on the core segments of renewables, flexible generation and customer solutions.
“Sustainability values are hugely important, to us and to Creighton Group, and we’re pleased to help further reduce carbon emissions with 100% Green Energy,” said Ian Fraser, key account manager at Power NI. “Power NI offers tailored contracts which can competitively meet the electricity needs of clients such as Creightons, who are a large energy user, across their three forecourt sites, garage, autostore and vehicle recovery service.
“As part of our ongoing commitment to renewables and sustainability, we want to encourage and support business customers to take the first step towards reducing their impact on climate change by choosing to be powered by Green Energy and we’re glad to help them on that journey.”
Andrew Porter, manager, Creightons Group, said: “We had already invested in a range of sustainable solutions including converting fully to LED lighting as well as using biodegradable packaging and compostable coffee cups. Therefore, the move to Green Energy was a natural progression.
“Like Power NI we’ve been part of the local community for almost nine decades and continue to support local groups by getting involved in a number of charity and community support programmes.
“Having established an excellent working relationship with Power NI over many years, we’re thrilled to have had the opportunity to change to a Green Energy contract and look forward to working with the energy company going forward into the future.”
Power NI is a Climate Champion with Business in the Community NI and is a 2020 Responsible Business, achieving a Silver Level in the BITCNI Environmental Benchmarking Survey. It has also signed the Climate Action Pledge for Northern Ireland, committing to significantly reducing its greenhouse gas emissions by 2030.