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Debenhams to power all UK stores with renewable energy

Times are tough at high street retailer Debenhams, with annual profits plummeting this week, but the company has just signed a two-year deal with ScottishPower to supply all of its 178 UK stores with ‘green’ electricity.

ScottishPower will supply 35MW of electricity from renewable sources per month to Debenhams stores across the UK, covering 100 per cent of the retailer’s electricity needs.

The flexible purchase structure of the deal means Debenhams will be able to buy the electricity in set amounts at varying periods throughout the contract.

Nigel Palmer, Debenhams’ retail operations director, said:

“This agreement to power our stores with 100 per cent green electricity is part of a long term strategy which reveals the commitment that Debenhams’ has in helping the environment. We are going about this in a systematic manner and looking at all aspects of our operations from the way we deal with customers in stores to our distribution network. We will be seeking to continually improve our green performance by setting new targets for our 20,000 staff to meet.”

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