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Stonegate Pub Company and Heineken UK Apply for Self Supply Licences


Stonegate Pub Company and Heineken UK Ltd have applied for self-supply licences for water and sewerage services, bringing the number of organisations taking this route to seven. If successful, the companies will join Greene King, Whitbread, Marston’s, Coca Cola European Partners and Blackpool Council in following the self-supply approach to water supply.

Stonegate and Heineken have entered into partnership agreements with Waterscan to facilitate their applications. If Ofwat grants the licences, Waterscan will act as their managing agent and provide technical support and services (including meter reading, CMOS transactions, wholesaler management and finding further water efficiency savings) while the customers will build direct relationships with wholesalers and pay water and sewerage charges through the settlement process. A self-supply licence would also grant them access to be an active participant in the market, in turn fuelling innovation and helping to drive down water consumption and costs.

Neil Pendle, Managing Director at Waterscan said: “For Stonegate and Heineken, self-supply is an opportunity to build on the works they have already undertaken in implementing water cost and consumption controls and really take their efforts to the next level. With water being such a key component in their business operations, any opportunity to act on this precious resource should be embraced. Self-supply offers this opportunity and we very much look forward to demonstrating how it can bring about positive impacts to their sustainability and financial agendas.”