3T Power supplies Smiley Monroe with green electricity generated exclusively in NI

The team behind Northern Ireland’s only 100% green energy supplier for business, 3T Power, has announced a partnership with Smiley Monroe, the global market manufacturer of endless conveyor belts and cut rubber parts for the materials processing equipment manufacturing sector. This partnership with Lisburn-based Smiley Monroe has resulted in the ‘greening’ of the organisation’s Northern Ireland electricity supply.
Ancillary Equipment / October 8, 2020
By Guy Woodford
3T Power – Smiley Monroe 1 - L to R: David McElrea, director, 3T Power; Mary Lilley, head of Procurement, Smiley Monroe; Tim Monroe, marketing director, Smiley Monroe & Shauna Forbes, director, 3T Power

The coming together of two forward-thinking Northern Irish businesses is helping Smiley Monroe’s team to implement a clean energy transition which includes their 55,000ft2 manufacturing facilities and administrative offices. This has also resulted in Smiley Monroe’s full Northern Ireland operation being powered purely by renewable energy generated by wind turbines across Northern Ireland. The expected annual CO2 reduction for this global manufacturer is expected to be around 270,000kg, equal to the weight of over 55 African elephants, in carbon offset. The partnership will also ensure long-term savings through the confirmation of a low-cost, secure energy tariff.

As the calls grow stronger around the world to ensure that the post-COVID-19 global economic recovery is led by green initiatives and principles, the alliance between Co. Tyrone-based 3T Power and Smiley Monroe has been announced as just one of many initiatives the group has introduced in its drive to be an environmentally, socially, and economically sustainable business through continuously investing in the latest technology, lean processes, and corporate social responsibility initiatives. By switching to exclusively renewable electricity supplied by 3T’s network of renewable electricity generators, Smiley Monroe has demonstrated its commitment to environmental sustainability and support for local owners of renewable energy generators and the local economy.

Commenting on the partnership between 3T Power and Smiley Monroe Thomas Kelso, director, 3T Power, said: “We are proud to acknowledge the efforts Smiley Monroe has taken to support their local economy and environment by switching to wind electricity supplied by 3T Power. We are the only electricity supply company in Northern Ireland dedicated to providing local businesses with 100% renewable electricity generated locally.

Working closely with our network of local renewable generators and our corporate clients, we connect environmentally conscious Northern Irish businesses with locally-generated renewable electricity, offering 100% traceability for our customers. Not only does switching to 3T Power help to grow our clients’ reputations as environmentally conscious and sustainable businesses, but it also supports the local economy as the power purchased is produced by independent wind turbine operators. It’s clear that Smiley Monroe’s core values have driven its ongoing success, and 3T Power is proud to play a part in that.”

Reflecting on his company’s decision to partner with market disruptors 3T Power, Tim Monroe, marketing director, Smiley Monroe, added: “Our business is part of a global supply chain, so we’re delighted to support local innovation. We’re very aware of the impact of global warming and the need for Smiley Monroe to help lead the way to a greener future by doing everything we can to minimise our carbon footprint.”

Speaking about Smiley Monroe’s first year of partnership with 3T Power, Mary Lilley, head of Procurement at Smiley Monroe, added: “We have enjoyed the benefits of using green energy and working alongside 3T Power and we are delighted to have confirmed our partnership for another year, showing our commitment to the exclusive use of renewable energy.”

Established in 2017 by Thomas Kelso, David McElrea and Shauna Forbes, the team behind 3T Power have developed long-standing partnerships with local energy producers and corporate energy users which go beyond the traditional customer-supplier relationship due to their over two decades’ experience in the energy and renewables sectors in Northern Ireland. The company aims to provide bespoke, affordable renewable energy solutions to local businesses through its network of locally owned and operated renewable generators which harness the power of wind, rain, sun and waste to help local businesses including Galgorm, Choice Housing, The Henderson Group and Smiley Monroe meet their sustainability goals.

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