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Leading edge energy & carbon management

New Mills HydroelectricityThe Energy and Environment Team are responsible for all aspects of the Group’s energy requirements as well as investigating and implementing technologies and programmes to help meet our environmental priorities. How we do this is highlighted through our team’s objectives:


Energy Procurement:

The Energy and Environment Team currently buys over 1.1 TWh of electricity and 400 GWh of gas to supply the 6000 plus sites that the Co-operative Group occupies or owns.  There are three major utility contracts for the Group: half hourly electricity, non half hourly electricity and gas.  A full risk management policy is adhered to and the contracts are all fully flexible.

Full details of how to become part of this will be posted Q1 2014.


Energy Efficiency:

The Co-operative believes that reducing energy consumption will lead to a brighter future.  We set ourselves a tough target to reduce energy consumption across our business Energy Efficiencyby 25% by 2012, a target which we hit. 



The Energy and Environment Team are responsible for delivering the targets set on a number of key environmental priorities… including waste reduction and water conservation.


Billing and Operations:

The Energy and Environment Team checks thousands of utility bills every year.

Full details of how to become part of this will be posted Q1 2014.

Energy Consortium - efficient energy buying

Wind TurbineThe Energy and Environment Team also manage the Co-operative Energy Procurement Consortium.  This is a service offered to all Independent Co-operative Societies.  By all co-operating together we can ensure we approach the market in the most efficient way.

As well as the team handling all energy buying matters, members of the Consortium can also benefit from a full bill validation service, assistance with the installation of smart meters, energy reporting and guidance with energy efficiency.

Full details of the consortium and how to become part of it will be published here Q1 2014.

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