2000

The Millennium Dome

The turn of the century saw Ecotricity chosen as the sole supplier of energy to the Millennium Dome. We used Green Electricity from the Thames’s sewage sites in London (yes the JV was still going, just) to create the power for the Dome. One of the favourite jokes of the time was that if you flushed the loo at the Dome, the lights got brighter.

It was another sign of the growing interest in Green Energy in Britain – added to later that year when the late Anita Roddick, founder of the Body Shop, switched all her shops to Ecotricity.

She also threw down the gauntlet to other high street retailers, challenging them in the press to do the same. At the time, we were still a tiny company – with something like 15 employees – so it was all a pretty big deal for us.

Total windmills installed:2
MW installed (this year):1
Total capacity to date:2
Homes powered (equiv):1,015
Tonnes of CO2 saved p.a.:1,646
Homes supplied year end:1

Read more news about the year 2000 in our news archive.