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Senator Group

Brownlow Utilities has recently managed the process of applying for a Climate Change Agreement at the Senator Group’s engineering site in Blackburn.

As a trusted energy partner for the business, Brownlow Utilities identified that the powder coating operation on the site is an eligible process for partial exemption from the climate change levy.

Following some investigations and analysis, Brownlow Utilities demonstrated the cost effectiveness of having a climate change agreement. The Senator Group could clearly see the benefits and were eagerly in favour of going ahead with it. As a participant in the CRC scheme, having a CCA has enabled the group to reduce the annual cost of our CRC carbon allowances by around £12,000 per year. The site also benefits from a reduction in climate change levy charges on it’s energy bill.

The net benefit of having a CCA is just under £15,000 per year. With the exemption set to remain in place until March 2023 they will stand to save around £100,000.

Paul Clarke, Commercial Director at The Senator Group explains; "As a business, Senator has been committed to reducing its carbon emissions for many years. Having a CCA gives us a means of demonstrating our commitment to social corporate responsibility while giving us a financial benefit at the same time. Working with Brownlow Utilities and acquiring a CCA has been a real win win for us".

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“Working with Brownlow Utilities and acquiring a CCA has been a real win win for us”

Paul Clarke

Commercial Director, The Senator Group

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