Lidl Srbija to procure green electricity from Serbian EPS
Date: May 10th 2021
Author: Peter Palčec
The Serbian unit of the German retailer Lidl has decided to procure energy exclusively obtained from renewable sources from the Serbian power utility EPS with effect from 1 May, said Lidl Srbija on Friday.Lidl Srbija has signed an agreement with EPS, according to which all the company’s stores, as well as its administration buildings and logistics centres, will be fully supplied with energy obtained exclusively from renewable sources.
Lidl is one of many supermarkets worldwide looking at turning to renewable forms of energy. It has already made similar decisions in other European countries to that made in Serbia.
The volume of green energy with guarantees of origin (GOs) sold by EPS under the brand ZelEPS rose by 50% this year until the beginning of April compared to the same period of 2020. Additionally, green energy sold with GOs in 2020 was ten times higher than in 2019.
EPS began selling green energy to customers on the open market two years ago. The term green energy relates to the energy generated in EPS’s hydropower plants.
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