BES Utilities focusses on supplying electricity from Renewable sources

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

BES Utilities focusing on Renewable sources

A new industry report published this month has found that a clear majority of Small and Medium sized Enterprises want their energy suppliers to be more committed to the use of renewable energy. It indicates that nearly three quarters (72%) of SMEs wanted their suppliers to use more Renewables, compared to just over one in 10 (11%) who rated their supplier as "excellent" on what they perceived to be green energy support. The report further found that just under a quarter (23%) of SMEs believed that they were receiving "an excellent deal" while over seven in 10 (71%) felt that it should be simpler to switch supplier. The offer of renewable electricity was the third most likely factor to prompt a switch, behind price and service.

BES Commercial Director, David Ballantyne, says:

"Through talking and listening to our customers, BES is aware that more and more businesses are keen to use electricity generated from renewable resources.

"As such, we’re delighted that these official figures show we are way above the national average compared to other commercial energy suppliers. Over 60% of our supply is from Renewables, and as the national average is only 24%, that makes us proud to be one of the UK’s premier suppliers of energy from Renewables."


Electricity supplied has been sourced from:Previous BES Commercial Electricity Ltd.BES Commercial Electricity Ltd.UK national average
Coal 31.7% 10.5% 17.0%
Natural gas 29.6% 18.1% 32.3%
Nuclear 11.6% 7.1% 23.7%
Renewables 21.9% 60.3% 24.3%
Other 5.2% 4.0% 2.5%
Total 100% 100% 100%

BES Commercial Electricity Ltd. Fuel Mix Disclosure (relates to electricity supplied in the period April 2015 to March 2016).


Renewables are energy sources which are naturally replenished. The different types of renewable energy include wind, wave and tidal, solar, hydroelectric, biomass and geothermal.