09 Apr '18, 1pm

UK water company goes 100 percent renewable following green electricity deal

UK water company goes 100 percent renewable following green electricity deal

From April 1 2018, a new green electricity deal will cover everything from the company′s largest treatment works down to its smallest telemetry systems. The agreement with Ørsted is one of the biggest contracts the water company has ever awarded. The company is currently the only water company in the UK to use 100 percent of its sewage sludge for clean energy generation through advanced anaerobic digestion. This activity is carried out at its treatment works in Howdon, on Tyneside. At Bran Sands, on Teesside, the company has also installed a 931-panel solar array on the roof, and in addition, it is home to England′s largest hydro plant at Kielder Water. Ørsted supplies renewable electricity from nine offshore wind farms in the UK, with the energy backed by Renewable Energy Guarantees of Origin (REGOs). This means Northumbrian Water can achieve 125,000 tonnes of CO2 savings...

Full article: https://www.renewableenergymagazine.com/wind/uk-water-com...

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