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GEN-I to roll out option to supply power produced without fossil fuels

GEN-I supply power without fossil fuels

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December 9, 2020

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Households and firms in Slovenia will soon be able to purchase power produced only from carbon-free sources, as GEN-I plans to introduce the offer in January. It said it would sell electricity from solar, nuclear and hydroelectric facilities.

GEN-I committed to a future without fossil fuels. The Slovenian company said it would be the first in the country to enable its business customers and households to purchase electricity only from carbon-free sources. The option is scheduled to be rolled out in January.

An increasing number of large companies are introducing goals to lower their environmental footprint or even cut their net greenhouse emissions to zero. Suppliers of heat and power are therefore offering products that exclude fossil fuels as sources for the production of energy, so their corporate customers can make progress that can be verified.

Green power to lower emissions by 1.65 million tons in 2021

GEN-I said it is aware of its responsibility in the transition to a green future. The power and gas supplier and trader called the climate crisis the greatest challenge for humanity.

Golob: As the largest supplier in the Slovenian energy sector, we must be an example to others

The company estimated it would have 3.15 TWh of electricity from solar, hydroelectric and nuclear sources available for sale next year in Slovenia and added it is equivalent to 1.65 million tons of carbon emission savings. GEN-I said its average Slovenian household customer would reduce its carbon footprint by 40%.

Consumers can help planet by choosing clean electricity sources

“We want to empower all our customers to do something for our planet on their own, in an exceptionally easy way. By choosing an energy source. I myself am convinced that solar energy is the purest choice for the future. Therefore, we will be the first to enable customers to get electricity entirely produced from solar energy. As the largest supplier in the Slovenian energy sector, we must be an example to others. If GEN-I can do it, the entire Slovenia can. There is no need to wait for a CO2-free society until 2050. We can do this earlier,” President of the Management Board of GEN-I Robert Golob said.

The customers can opt for solar and nuclear power, according to the company, which revealed hydropower would soon be included in the package.

GEN-I, which operates within the GEN group, was the first firm in Slovenia to issue a green bond. It allows customers to invest in small solar power units for own use.

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