Good Energy has won a competitive tender to supply the Brecon Beacons National Park Authority with 100 per cent renewable power.
The national park’s properties including the visitor centre, Craig y nos Country Park, and the park’s headquarters in Brecon will all be supplied with clean electricity.
The contract was won based on the lowest cost green tariff; in total, Good Energy will provide more than 147,000 kilowatt hours of clean electricity each year. This is an estimated saving of 51,000 kilogrammes of carbon dioxide, equivalent to a new car driving from London to Beijing 40 times, Good Energy said.
The new contract forms part of the National Park’s strategy to reduce energy costs and cut carbon emissions.
New electric vehicle charging infrastructure is currently being installed at the authority’s two main sites to support the transition to clean transport. Good Energy will also be supplying clean power at these new charging points as part of the deal.
Juliet Davenport, founder and chief executive at Good Energy, said: “We’re delighted to be working with Brecon Beacons National Park Authority on this new project, which will foster the area’s long-term sustainability.
“It’s natural for the park to be supplied by clean power in its role as protector, and educator, of the Beacons’ environmental importance. Good Energy looks forward to supporting this vital work in the years to come.”
Julian Atkins, CEO at Brecon Beacons National Park Authority, added: “At the Brecon Beacons National Park Authority we are focused on conservation and sustainability. We recognise the major impacts of climate change and want to lead by example in relation to the use of renewable energy. We are pleased and proud to be partnering with Good Energy to supply the authority with renewable power.”
The Brecon Beacons National Park was established in 1957 and covers an area of 520 square miles in South Wales.
Earlier this month, Good Energy was awarded a contract with by Oxfordshire UNESCO World Heritage site Blenheim Palace to provide it with 100 per cent renewable electricity.