Doncaster rail freight company, DB Cargo UK, has inked a three-year deal with SSE Business Energy to run all its rail sites and offices on 100% renewable electricity.
SSE Business Energy will supply all sites belonging to DB Cargo UK and will allow the company to report zero carbon emission electricity, preventing an estimated 5,000 tonnes of CO2e from entering the atmosphere each year.
The volume of carbon saved is the equivalent to powering almost 4,000 homes with green electricity, or taking circa 17 million miles driven by an average car off the road.
DB Cargo UK worked with Schneider Electric along with DB Schenker UK and Arriva UK Group to identify and evaluate supplier options and arrange the deal. It ultimately selected SSE Business Energy based on price and additional services.
“Our customers have long understood the environmental benefits of moving their goods via rail rather than road; however our customers are increasingly more environmentally aware with “green issues” becoming prominent on their daily agendas,” said DB Cargo UK’s Head of Sales, Roger Neary.
“This initiative not only demonstrates DB Cargo’s understanding of our customers’ requirements but also supports DB Cargo’s vision for global sustainability.”
Amber McEwen, Head of Marketing, SSE Business Energy, added: “There is an increasing demand in the market for organisations to be more sustainable and environmentally conscious.
“SSE has the broadest portfolio of renewable energy generating assets in the UK and Ireland, and we’re delighted to be able to use these assets to offer SSE Green.”