Where does my energy come from?

We think it’s really important that you know where your energy comes from.

Where we can, we buy 100% renewable electricity and 10% green gas from a number of independent renewable generators from across the UK.

Explore this map to find out more about the sites in Bulb’s Generator Community.

We also work with trusted partners, like Smartest, who work with their own community of renewable generators. We purchase certificates from those partners which guarantee that for every kWh of energy our members use, a kWh of green energy is put onto the grid.

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If you'd like to join the Bulb Generator Community, we'd love to hear from you. Get in touch at ppa@bulb.co.uk

 
 
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Ardtornish Estate

Location
Ardtornish Estate, Morvern
Generation type
Hydro
Capacity
3.3MW
Generator community
Smartest
Why is it special?
It rains a lot in Morvern. 90 inches a year in fact. But rather than moan about it, this site has harnessed it to produce energy that doesn’t damage the environment. Not only does this beautiful site provide clean electricity, but the owners are also focussed on strengthening fragile communities through local wealth generation and community funds.
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Icknield Gas

Location
Icknield Farm, Ipsden
Generation type
Biogen
Capacity
342kW
Generator community
Bulb
Why is it special?
Local landowners near Oxford have transformed 1.8 hectares of farmland into a gas-to-grid Anaerobic Digestion Plant. The plant turns local maize and wet pig slurry into biomethane gas, which is then injected into the gas grid at higher-than-average pressures. It looks prettier than it sounds.
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Brenig

Location
Llyn Brenig
Generation type
Hydro
Capacity
60kW
Generator community
Bulb
Why is it special?
This isn’t just a place to make clean energy. It’s also home to one of the largest trout fisheries in the UK, and a load of watersports (for humans, not fish) like sailing and canoeing. Looks like the Welsh know how to make renewable energy fun.
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Warthill Farm

Location
Warthill Farm, Bitterly
Generation type
Biogen
Capacity
475kW
Generator community
Bulb
Why is it special?
Warthill really epitomises the circular economy concept. Their intention is to source everything from the surrounding farm, producing renewable electricity, and using any waste products as fertiliser to put back into the land. On top of that, the site is looking at ways they can transport heat produced by the plant to heat homes in the local village. This kind of cradle-to-cradle thinking makes Warthill Farm about as green as it gets.
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Little Pengethley Farm

Location
Little Pengethley Farm, Ross-on-Wye
Generation type
Biogen
Capacity
465kW
Generator community
Bulb
Why is it special?
Little Pengethley turns around 3,000 tonnes of poultry litter, 9,000 tonnes of sugar beet and maize, and 1,000 tonnes of vegetable waste each year into renewable electricity. Enough to keep the TVs and kettles on in 500 homes for a year and preventing about 650 tonnes of carbon being released into the atmosphere. That’s a big impact for a little farm.
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Inver Estate

Location
Inver Estate, Isle of Jura
Generation type
Hydro
Capacity
1.1MW
Generator community
Smartest
Why is it special?
The Inver Estate dam is set in the shadow of the ‘Paps of Jura’ mountains. It’s made from earth to keep the environmental and visual impact to a minimum, yet can produce enough electricity to power the whole island. Any excess is exported to the grid, which is what Bulb buys.
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Allt Fionn & Derrydarroch Hydroelectric Schemes

Location
Glenfalloch, Nr Crianlarich, Stirling
Generation type
Hydro
Capacity
2MW
Generator community
Smartest
Why is it special?
The undulating hills, wet climate and remote location of Western Scotland makes it an ideal setting for hydroelectric power. Not surprising then that Osspower Ltd, an independent renewable developer, has built a family of hydro schemes in the Glenfalloch Estate, just North West of Glasgow.
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Invervar Hydro Scheme

Location
Invervar, Glenlyon, North Perthshire
Generation type
Hydro
Capacity
1.2MW
Generator community
Smartest
Why is it special?
Invervar Hyrdo Scheme is part of the Chesthill Estate which is committed to sustainability in every way. Not only is it home to a run-of-the-river hydro scheme, but also to several species of nesting birds and a deer management programme.