Contributing to Scotland's
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Towards net zero emissions and beyond

We’re passionate about protecting our precious planet.  As part of Scottish Water we’re playing an active role in helping it reach net zero by 2040, five years ahead of the Scottish Government’s already ambitious target.

As one of Scotland’s largest users of energy, that’s no mean feat.  Fortunately we have lots of land and property that offer enormous potential when it comes to carbon reduction. 

Over the last decade we’ve installed a variety of technologies such as solar PV, wind, biomass boilers and anaerobic digestion to help offset energy consumption and reduce carbon pollution.  Already we’ve come a long way. 

More recently, we’ve enabled low carbon heat recovery schemes across Scotland, trialled a co-digestion scheme using brewery waste and sludge, and installed our first ever battery storage system.

Click the images to read more about some our technologies.

Bolder and faster

We have an interim target of delivering and extra 90GWh of new renewable generation by 2030 – that’s the equivalent of powering over 24,000 homes a year. To achieve this we plan to install more low carbon energy schemes, and on a much faster and scale. 

We are also exploring new opportunities such as hydrogen production from waste water, floating solar panels, and cross-industry collaboration.

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To find out more about our low carbon energy activities, get in touch.

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