Affinity Water has begun work at two production sites at Chertsey and Walton to install solar panels and generate 1.5MWp of renewable energy to power operations.

The water supplier commissioned Centrica Business Solutions and HBS New Energies for the works, due to be completed in early 2022.

The rollout will be expanded to further sites in Phase 2 and will eventually generate 23.5 MWh per annum of clean and renewable energy, saving 75,011 tCO2e over a 20-year asset life.

Further phases will deliver installations of solar energy, the introduction of wind power and battery storage solutions across company sites and transition to an EV fleet.

Affinity Water has also shifted to a 100% REGO (or Renewable Energy Guarantee of Origin) backed renewable energy tariff, meaning that they have power purchase agreements for green energy contracted for 100% of carbon emitting electricity consumed by all its pumping stations, buildings, and sites. By 2030 the company will generate 10% of their baseload energy usage from renewable energy generation assets.