13 January 2021
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Going Green in Campbeltown Works13 January 2021
The scheme at Campbeltown Water Treatment Works is helping to make things greener.
“Sustainable solutions such as this are great news for the environment and also for our customers. Water in the Campeltown area is now being supplied with a lower carbon impact than ever before, helping local communities become greener and more sustainable.Morag Maclaurin
North Operations Team Leader
Ian Piggott, Project Manager at Scottish Water Horizons, led the project delivery. He said: “We’re happy to announce the successful completion of this project which was delivered by renewable energy solutions specialists Absolute Solar and Wind on behalf of Scottish Water Horizons. PV power is instrumental in helping tackle climate change and reducing our carbon footprint and schemes like this go a long way towards helping us achieve that.”
Morag Maclaurin, Scottish Water Operations Team Leader for the north area, said: “Sustainable solutions such as this are great news for the environment and also for our customers. Water in the Campeltown area is now being supplied with a lower carbon impact than ever before, helping local communities become greener and more sustainable.”
The PV scheme in Campbeltown joins a long list of schemes already installed at many treatment works and other Scottish Water assets across Scotland. To date, 9.2 megawatts of PV power has been installed at 47 sites, generating 7.2 gigawatt hours of renewable energy every year - that's equivalent to powering 1,900 homes.
Scottish Water has committed to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2040 with an interim target to host or self-generate three times its annual electricity consumption by 2030. Currently more than 76 of Scottish Water’s water and waste water treatment works are now either self-sufficient or partly sufficient in their power requirements.