Robin Hood Energy, after “a long and competitive tender process,” have been awarded a multi-million pound contract to supply 100% green electricity which will power the tram network in Nottingham.
NET operator, Nottingham Trams Ltd which currently buy its energy from a big 6 energy provider have agreed a new deal which means from 1st April the company will buy 100% green electricity from the local energy supplier, Robin Hood Energy.
Gail Scholes, Chief Executive Officer for Robin Hood Energy said: “We’re delighted to win the contract to supply one of Nottingham’s iconic businesses. The tram network plays a pivotal role in getting Nottingham people to work, to school or hospital appointments, as well as helping to connect people socially and alleviate some of the problems of social exclusion in the region. So, we’re naturally delighted to play a part in this within our heartland of Nottingham.”
The 32-kilometre, public transport network runs from Toton, Clifton, Hucknall and Phoenix Park into the city centre, 7 days a week.
Paul Robinson, Managing Director of Nottingham Trams Limited, said: “We conducted a strict Official Journal of the European Union tender process and Robin Hood Energy clearly demonstrated the most competitive price. It is good that we can link up with a local energy provider which has clear green credentials.
“This is important since we are constantly striving to make our operations as environmentally friendly as possible. Our network is already providing car drivers with a cleaner alternative form of transport and awarding this contract will help us to improve our green performance even further.”