Northumbrian Water is now running on 100 per cent green electricity, thanks to a new four-year contract agreed with leading renewables developer Ørsted. The agreement, which came into effect at the start of April, means all 1,858 Northumbrian Water sites are powered using renewable electricity. Northumbrian Water is already one of the only utilities in the UK to use 100 per cent of its sewage sludge to create energy, via its anaerobic digestion site on Tyneside. It also operates England’s largest hydroelectric plant at Kielder Water in Northumberland. The contract follows the launch in 2016 of Ørsted’s renewable power deal, which offered UK businesses the chance to purchase ‘green’ electricity for the price of ‘brown’.
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