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ENGIE supplies CEMEX UK with 100% renewable electricity

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Working in partnership with energy, services, and regeneration group, ENGIE, CEMEX UK will be provided with 100% renewable electricity to all of its supplied sites.

For more than 10 years, ENGIE has provided electricity to over 150 CEMEX sites, also supplying gas to 33 of those. The current contract is to be extended for a further 12 months.

Including wind energy, all of the electricity supplied will be from 100% renewable energy sources. This makes a significant contribution to CEMEX’s carbon footprint because these sources produce zero carbon emissions. ENGIE’s renewable electricity supply is underpinned by Renewable Energy Guarantees of Origin.

The commitment of the two companies to renewable energy is making a positive contribution to the decarbonisation of energy in the UK. In the 2017/2018 financial year, renewable energy made up 34% of ENGIE’s fuel supply mix, compared to 29% nationally.

CEMEX has also chosen to take advantage of ENGIE’s demand side services, such as load management to avoid peak tariffs and rapid frequency response, which generates extra revenue for CEMEX UK. ENGIE also manages all contractual requirements with National Grid on behalf of CEMEX UK.

“Cement manufacture is inherently energy-intensive and we work hard to minimise energy consumption within the process restraints,” said Martin Hills, Head of Energy and Carbon at CEMEX UK. “The switch to electricity from renewable sources is playing a key role in our carbon reduction strategy.”

“Our 10 year partnership with CEMEX UK has delivered major cost and environmental benefits, while also generating additional revenue for the company,” said Nicola Lovett, Divisional CEO of Business Energy and Services at ENGIE. “Our ability to provide 100% renewable electricity represents another important step forward in addressing CEMEX UK’s sustainability commitments.”

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