Biomass to power 19th century cricket ground
In a recent press release Haven Power has announced that 19th century cricket venue, Edgbaston Cricket Ground in the UK is to be upgraded so that it is solely powered by renewable energy.
A two year deal to supply the cricket ground’s energy has been agreed by long-standing energy brokers Amber Energy. A part of Drax Group, Haven Power will be providing the cricket club with 100% renewable energy through sustainably sourced biomass, as well as wind and solar.
The partnership is set to support the club’s long-term goal of becoming the UK’s most sustainable cricket venue.
Commercial Director at Warwickshire County Cricket Club, Gareth Roberts, said, “We’re thrilled to secure this new partnership with Haven Power and our thanks go to Amber Energy for brokering the agreement based on the current supply rates and commercial opportunity, but also the ability of a provider to realise our sustainability ambitions.”
He added, “Having secured the partnership, our team will work alongside Haven Power in developing a full business sustainability strategy, which can help us work towards becoming the most sustainable cricket venue in the UK.”
Paul Sheffield, Chief Operating Officer at Haven Power stated, “As part of Drax Group Haven Power strives to help change the way energy is generated, supplied and used for a better future. This partnership is a good example of two organisations with similar aspiration to move towards a sustainable future.”