The award category recognises ‘the outstanding deployment of renewable energy in a non-energy business, charity or public body to cut costs or carbon – or both.’
HWEnergy were selected by North Ayrshire Council in 2014 as the partner to deliver their ambitious biomass heat roll-out programme and provided a single point of accountability for all aspects of the design and installation of the biomass solutions. The first phase of the biomass rollout covered 12 sites and included replacing coal-fired boilers at Skelmorlie Primary and Kilwinning Academy. All 12 sites are now operational. The project has been so successful that an additional 3 sites are currently being converted to biomass heat bringing the total number of buildings heated by biomass to 15 and more than 4.5MW of installed heat capacity. The biomass boilers will deliver CO2 savings of more than 2,500 tonnes p.a (the equivalent of more than 9 million car miles).
The project is a great example of how the Public Sector in Scotland can lead the transition to a low carbon heat sector and shows how carbon and sustainability savings can be delivered affordably. Bruno Berardelli, Managing Director of HWEnergy: “We are delighted to be working with such a forward thinking organisation as North Ayrshire Council. If every Council takes the step to move away from fossil fuels then it will be entirely possible to achieve the vision of turning Scotland into a low-carbon economy and help preserve our environment for the future.”
The prestigious Scottish Green Energy Awards are an annual highlight of the renewables events calendar and will be held in Edinburgh on 1st Dec.
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