Welsh Water slashes carbon emissions by 80% with on-site production

May 19, 2019

Welsh Water has reported its carbon emissions down to a fifth of its 2011 figure.

 

Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water said it had reduced its operational emissions had by 79% since 2010-2011, which, it said was  “the result of investment in renewable energy generation and energy-efficiency technologies at its sites,  as well as buying all our electricity from renewable sources.”

 

The company said it will generate some 25% of its power demand by next year using a mix of hydro, wind power, solar and gas-to-grid. It has recently started a £36 million investment to turn its Five Fords site which has undertaken into a “model green energy site” processing sewage from around 180,000 customers and generates  2.5GWh from on-site solar. 

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