Drax signs PPA with Allied Glass for renewable electricity

The company will receive renewable energy from the Galloway Hydro plant in Scotland

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Drax has signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) with Allied Glass to provide the company with 66GWh of renewable electricity each year.

This electricity is generated at Drax’s hydro-electric plant in Scotland and will now contribute to Allied Glass’ carbon reduction goals.

The Galloway Hydro station generates 126MW of renewable electricity; enough to power 70,000 homes.

Director of Renewables at Drax, Valpy Fitzgerald, said: “Renewable energy is increasingly important to organisations as they look for ways to decarbonise – and being on supply with our 100% renewable source power is a simple first step.

“Our Galloway PPA presents another opportunity for our customers to demonstrate their Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) credentials while making significant progress towards achieving net zero.”

Allied Glass CEO, Alan Henderson, added: “We’re very happy that we can say our operations are powered by 100% renewable electricity.

“It’s important for us as a business to be able to operate with a low impact on the environment. Electricity and renewable certification from Drax helps us to demonstrate that to our customers, which is becoming more important.”