Talktalk Business Switches To Renewable Sources

TalkTalk Business, the UK’s largest Next Generation Network (NGN) operator, is now one of the greenest.

Following an innovative deal with one of the UK’s leading generators of renewable energy, 100 per cent of the electricity used by TalkTalk Business’ NGN, offices and UK call centres will now come from renewable sources, at no additional cost to its business customers.

Clive Dorsman, TalkTalk Group’s Chief Technology Officer says: “During recent research, customers told us that they want companies they have a relationship with to do more to help combat global warming. Switching to 100 per cent renewables complements our target to reduce our CO2 emissions by 25 per cent by 2021. We’ll achieve this by using innovative technology in our Next Generation Network, and offices.”

Many of TalkTalk Business’ competitors source a proportion of their electricity from renewable sources – sometimes including their own generation projects – but TalkTalk Business wanted to be completely renewable, and to concentrate on its customers by leaving the generation to the specialists.

Andy Hollingworth, Director of Wholesale said: “As many of our partners seek to boost their green credentials for market standout, or simply to achieve a business objective, we’re delighted that we can now further help the channel realise these goals. With end-users keen to develop relationships with responsible, eco-friendly and ethical suppliers, resellers have an even better opportunity to strengthen their customer base.”

The majority of the energy will be provided from major UK hydroelectric dams and wind turbines, but the deal also allows TalkTalk Business the potential to benefit from electricity supplied by smaller, often community-owned, renewables projects.

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