The £20m Green Economy Fund was established in 2018 to support the Scottish Government’s ambitious energy strategy and the UK’s drive to a low-carbon economy. With the growing momentum in the race to net-zero, we as a network provider understand that we have a critical role to play – and crucially, we want to be part of this transition. This isn’t just about green projects; this is about creating and accelerating a green economy.
All the projects we are backing sit within one of the following focus areas:
Projects promoting the uptake and infrastructure provision of electric vehicles or other low-carbon solutions.
Projects that centre on the provision of affordable low-carbon energy for the communities we serve.
Projects that look at innovative low-carbon solutions, and energy utilisation at a local level.
Projects focusing on the creation of a low-carbon workforce.
At Strathclyde, we are focused on implementing a new initiative that combines 5G communications technology and smart metering to manage energy usage across residential heat network and homes without existing metering services.
You can find out more about the Green Economy project on its website, www.spenergynetworks.co.uk/pages/green_economy_fund