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Port builds on commitment to renewable energy

18/07/2019

The Port of Milford Haven has continued its commitment to renewable energy by switching its energy provider to Octopus Energy which means that 100% of the Port’s electricity usage is guaranteed to be coming from renewable sources.

Octopus Energy only supplies energy to its customers that is from renewable energy sources, ensuring that it is clean, green energy. It takes power from wind, water and solar as well as energy generated from the natural breakdown of food and farm waste

Tam Bardell, Estate Efficiency Manager at the Port explained how this isn’t the first step the Port has taken to help tackle its carbon emissions: “We have already invested heavily in renewable energy and efficiency across our estate. Solar panels, heat pumps, insulation, biomass, LED lighting, electric vehicles, marine renewables development and smart energy innovations are just some of the ways we are making a difference. We already export more renewable electricity than we use and by switching to Octopus Energy we are continuing our work towards lowering our direct impact in the current climate emergency, and doing what we can to contribute towards the UK’s net zero targets. Every step that anyone can make to help reduce their contribution to global warming is key.”

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Photo caption: The Port has already invested heavily in renewable energy across its estate. Liddeston Solar Array, pictured, was completed in 2014.


Notes to Editors

Port of Milford Haven

The Port of Milford Haven is the UK’s top energy port and Wales’ busiest port handling around 20% of Britain’s seaborne trade in oil and gas. It is widely recognised in the industry as the energy capital of the UK.
The Port, along with the cluster of energy-related businesses along the Waterway, is a key driver of economic activity in Pembrokeshire, attracting inward investment and supporting over 4,000 jobs.
The Port of Milford Haven also owns and operates Pembroke Port and Milford Dock. Activities such as cargo handling, ferry operations, fish landing and cruise calls as well as a first class marina are spread across these two sites.
One of the most prominent on the West Coast, the Port is in the heart of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, the only Coastal National Park in Great Britain. It is marked as a Special Area of Conservation (SAC) and has many areas designated as Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).
The Port of Milford Haven is a trust port – an independent, commercially run organisation that has statutory responsibilities governed by its Acts, to maintain and improve navigation and the provision of Port and Harbour services and facilities. Additionally, the Port provides significant financial and in-kind support to a wide variety of local causes. All profits are retained within the business to fund these objectives.
For further information, visit www.mhpa.co.uk or contact:
Anna Malloy
Port of Milford Haven
01646 696100
anna.malloy@mhpa.co.uk

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