Total Gas & Power will supply BT Group with 100% renewable electricity for three years from April 2022. A mix of renewable sources will be used including solar, wind and hydro from sites across the UK.
The contract is to supply electricity to c.3,100 BT Group sites with an annual estimated consumption of 1,124GWh. This accounts for almost half of the BT’s total annual electricity consumed in the UK.
The company, which is the joint-largest private purchaser of electricity in the UK, recently announced that its network and buildings including offices and shops worldwide are all now powered with 100% renewable electricity.
BT has led on climate action for over 28 years and was one of the first companies in the world to adopt science-based targets. It has has pledged to become a net zero carbon emissions business by 2045 and has linked its targets to limit global warming to 1.5°C in line with the COP21 Paris Agreement.
Cyril Pourrat, chief procurement officer at BT, said, “As an organisation that consumes nearly 1% of the UK’s electricity, it is important for BT to demonstrate its commitment to a green recovery. Purchasing 100% renewable electricity from Total sends a strong signal that renewables are important to the UK and today’s announcement underpins our commitment to climate action and in becoming a net zero carbon emissions business by 2045.”
Dave Cranfield, general manager of Total Gas & Power said, “It’s with great pride that Total are working with BT on their journey towards net zero carbon emissions by 2045 by supplying them with 100% renewable electricity. We will continue to work closely with our UK customers as the demand for renewable electricity grows, and Total will continue to evolve and invest significantly in carbon neutral initiatives over the coming years.”