Scottish Water has detailed its plans to ramp up its reliance on renewable energy in its net zero roadmap. The company – one of the country’s largest electricity users – has already completed a number of solar installs, including its most recent project, the 297kW system installed at The Finmont Service Reservoir. Having unveiled its intentions to reach net zero by 2040 at the same time it announced the completion of this system, the utility has now committed itself to operating all of its assets, including 239 water treatment works and 1,827 waste water treatment works, using renewable power only. Alongside this, Scottish Water is to reduce the carbon intensity of its £700 million a year investment by 75%, as well as pledging a similar reduction in its supply chain. This will be done by adopting a zero-emissions design and using low carbon construction materials.
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