Birmingham-based renewable electricity supplier Bryt Energy was the fastest growing business electricity supplier in Great Britain in 2020*, indicating that carbon reduction remains important for businesses, despite recent COVID challenges.
Bryt Energy – which was established in 2016 and is owned by Europe’s largest generator of renewable energy, Statkraft – saw impressive organic growth in electricity volume in 2020 compared to 2019*. This is an encouraging sign that businesses are getting behind the UK’s commitment to a green recovery.
With business decarbonisation critical to meeting the UK’s goal to reach net zero emissions by 2050, organisations are increasingly choosing energy partners that can help them to meet their carbon reduction targets.
Ian Brothwell, Managing Director at Bryt Energy, comments: “Making the switch to renewable electricity is now seen as the first step for businesses looking to reduce their carbon footprint, and Bryt Energy’s growth demonstrates the increasing demand for electricity from zero carbon, 100% natural sources such as solar, wind and hydro power. At a time when many businesses are facing increased pressure due to COVID-19, supporting their sustainability claims with credible action (such as making the switch to a renewable supply) demonstrates a clear commitment to a low carbon future.
“It’s been a challenging year and I’m proud of how the Bryt Energy Team has adapted to working from home to achieve such a fantastic result. Our growth over the last 12 months has really been a testament to the passion of the Team, who have gone above and beyond to support both new and existing customers throughout the pandemic. This is reflected by our average customer satisfaction rating of 4.9/5 during this time+.”
As part of its own sustainability plans, Bryt Energy became carbon neutral^ in 2020 and has committed to achieving net zero emissions by 2025 through its ‘Bryt By Nature’ programme. It has also committed to several of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as part of this.
Ian Brothwell continues: “We pride ourselves on practicing what we preach – we know that sustainability is about more than just the environment – it’s about ensuring a positive impact on our whole sphere of influence. With the government setting ambitious targets for UK generation of renewable electricity, this year will be a crucial one for businesses to put in place strong sustainability strategies. That is why we are looking forward to working with more like-minded customers to help turn their ambitions into actions.”
Bryt Energy supply British businesses with zero carbon, 100% renewable electricity, solely from natural sources Solar, Wind and Hydro along with on-site generation, battery storage and optimisation controls.
For more information on Bryt Energy, as well as further insight into energy, sustainability and efficiency, visit www.brytenergy.co.uk.
*Organic growth only, based on Bryt Energy’s 2020 share of national settled electricity volumes in Great Britain compared to 2019 share, versus other business-only suppliers.
+based upon all customer responses to all routine satisfaction surveys undertaken by Bryt Energy between April 2020 – May 2021
^Carbon neutral is defined by Bryt Energy as Scope 1, 2 & 3 for the categories of gas, electricity, water, waste and business travel. The scope 1, 2 & 3 carbon emissions for 2016-2019 were 106.64 tonnes and therefore 110 tonnes of carbon credits from the Bokhol Solar project were retired on behalf of Bryt Energy by EcoAct in August 2020.