How can switching to electric heating help improve your carbon footprint?
By switching your home heating from fossil-fuel powered systems (oil and gas) to electricity, you'll be doing your bit to be greener as we can import over 86% of electricity needed in Guernsey from guaranteed lower-carbon sources.
Guernsey Electricity imports electricity from France via the undersea cable, GJ1. As of 31 March 2018, our energy mix is made up of approximately 33% certified hydropower, 53% nuclear and 14% generated locally at our power station. At certain times, it may be necessary to generate all electricity on-island to meet demand and handle situations beyond our control, for example cable damage.
Our Solar Panel array at the power station also generates electricity for the benefit of the whole community.
Importing electricity via undersea cables means we are able to reduce emissions locally, resulting in better air quality for the island. Our levels are already low compared to the UK and we are working on reducing them further by 2050 in support of Government aspirations.