TEAM helps Sainsbury’s obtain RHI subsidy payments

Sainsbury’s is one of the UK’s largest supermarket chains and is fast becoming the country’s greenest grocer as it strives to reduce the impact on the environment.

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With the help of TEAM the retailer is actively promoting and investing in the production of renewable heat, making it one of the largest users of biomass energy within the food retailing sector.

The supermarkets investment in onsite renewable technologies forms part of the retailers’ ambitious sustainability target to reduce operational carbon emissions by 30% absolute by 2020 compared with 2005. This is part of a broader target of an absolute of 50% by 2030.

TEAM carries out all of Sainsbury’s Independent Reports on Metering Arrangements (IRMA), as well as the RHI application process and heat loss calculations.

Sainsbury’s Head of Energy, Phil Osborn, said:

Philip Osborn - Sainsbury's

“We aim to be the UK’s Greenest Grocer and achieve our 20×20 target to reduce our operational carbon emissions by 30 per cent absolute. To do this we’re now building and running highly sustainable, low carbon stores.”

He added:

“TEAM have been instrumental in helping us achieve our RHI subsidy and strengthening our relationship with Ofgem. The skills and knowledge that they offer has been an incredible support to us over the years. We have an excellent working relationship with TEAM and we hope this will continue for many years to come.”

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