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Certas Energy acquires Next Energy as part of Net Zero mission

Powering the energy transition together: Next Energy joins Certas Energy to drive the UK towards net zero

Certas Energy has taken the next step on its ambitious journey to power the energy transition with the announcement that Next Energy, one of the country’s fastest-growing renewable energy installers, has joined its growing network of renewable energy businesses.

It follows the recent acquisitions of solar energy installer Centreco, HVO supplier Green Biofuels (GBF), Hafod Renewable Energy and Freedom Heat Pumps.

This marks a significant milestone in Certas Energy’s commitment to powering the energy transition and making net zero a reality for homes and businesses across the UK. Next Energy’s inclusion in Certas Energy’s expanding renewable energy network is testament to their shared vision of sustainability and environmental stewardship.

Next Energy supports local authorities and housing associations with reducing energy costs, improving energy efficiency and rolling out renewable energy measures in social housing stock. Based in Knowsley, Merseyside, and Sandwell, West Midlands, with a 120-strong team, the carbon reduction specialist provides support with public funding scheme applications, in addition to the installation of energy efficiency retrofit measures, including air source heat pumps, insulation and solar photovoltaic systems. The two companies will be working together to provide turnkey solutions that deliver essential improvements to the energy efficiency of UK households through retrofit schemes.

Next Energy directors Lee McNally and Michael Madigan join Certas Energy family

An energetic leap in the right direction

At the core of Certas Energy’s expansion into renewable energy lies its unwavering commitment to environmental, social and governance (ESG) principles. Upholding best practices in sustainability and highest of health and safety standards, Certas Energy’s aim is to revolutionise the energy landscape and to make the energy transition easy, efficient and affordable for customers.

Steve Little, Managing Director at Certas Energy, said: “Over the past 12 months, Certas Energy has welcomed a powerhouse of leading renewable brands to the group and the addition of Next Energy’s services and expertise represents huge opportunities for accelerated growth and meaningful progress. With our dedication to customer service, focus on the future of energy and experience in liquid fuels, we’re excited about what lies ahead and are delighted to have Next Energy on board to further strengthen our position as the UK’s energy partner of choice.”

Lee McNally, Managing Director at Next Energy, added: “This is an exciting new chapter for our business, bolstering our prominence and power in the renewables market. We look forward to unlocking the true potential of our collective capabilities and shared vision. Together with Certas Energy and DCC, we can continue to build a solid foundation to meet the escalating demand for the UK’s renewable energy services.”

 

An impressive pipeline of renewable energy brands

Next Energy is the latest and largest company to join Certas Energy’s portfolio of renewable brands and is a demonstration of parent group DCC’s ‘Cleaner Energy in Your Power’ strategy in action.

Fabian Ziegler, Chief Executive Officer at DCC Energy, commented: “Next Energy is the largest energy management business to join DCC Energy in the UK & Ireland to date. It is a great way to mark a hugely successful year for our acquisition strategy. Our investment efforts are focused on putting cleaner energy in our customers’ power by providing solutions that make it possible to simultaneously lower energy costs and carbon emissions, aligning with our 2030 vision.”

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