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Sky signs a 10-year contract to obtain clean energy from a Scottish wind farm

The Crossdykes wind farm in Lanarkshire, Scotland, will generate 100 gigawatt-hours (GWh) per year for Sky, equivalent to the annual electricity consumption of around 34,000 homes in the UK. (1)


Sky has signed a 10-year deal with Octopus Renewables Infrastructure Trust to receive renewable energy from the Crossdykes wind farm in Lanarkshire, Scotland. Under this agreement, Sky will receive the majority of the renewable energy guarantees of origin (REGO) generated by the 46 MW wind farm, which will help Sky reduce emissions associated with its electricity consumption.


From 2025, Sky will receive 100 GWh per year of clean renewable energy from the Crossdykes wind farm, representing approximately 69% of the total energy produced by the project. This equates to the annual electricity consumption of approximately 34,000 homes in the UK. (1)


The agreement is a key part of Sky’s ongoing commitment to renewable energy. From being the first media company to become carbon neutral in 2006, to launching the world’s first auto-standby decoder, Sky has been committed to decarbonising its business for over 15 years.


Fiona Ball, group director for bigger picture and sustainability at Sky, said: “This agreement demonstrates Sky’s commitment to reducing our impact on the environment. We source most of our electricity in the UK from renewable energy and this long-term project in Lanarkshire will ensure we have sustainable, clean energy for years to come. As a media and entertainment company, we are determined to use our voice to help the media sector and the UK decarbonise more widely.”


Phil Austin, CEO of the Octopus Renewables Infrastructure Trust, said: “We are delighted to enter into an agreement with Sky, a renowned leader in sustainability. Renewable energy supply deals with companies like Sky help achieve important business decarbonization goals.”


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