North Ayrshire Council and HWEnergy win Scottish Green Energy Award
We are delighted to share the news that North Ayrshire Council’s biomass roll-out with HWEnergy together with their solar and car share programme received the ‘Sustainable Scotland’ award at the 2016 Scottish Green Energy Awards!
The prestigious awards, which took place in front of more than 1,200 guests at Edinburgh’s EICC on Thursday night, are an annual highlight of the renewables events calendar.
The Sustainable Scotland award category recognised ‘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 £3m 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 biomass rollout covers 15 sites and more than 4.5MW of installed 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). HWEnergy also provide a fully managed service providing heat to the council for a fixed price per kWh. This includes all biomass fuel, servicing emergency responses and parts replacement.
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. Craig Hatton, Executive Director (Place) at NAC outlines: “We need to invest in the future by being more sustainable in our energy consumption. By making the switch to biomass heat we are supporting the local economy, reducing our carbon emissions and saving money against previous heat sources.”
Our MD, Bruno Berardelli, comments: “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.”
Click here to view the full list of award winners at the Scottish Green Energy Awards 2016.