Glasgow City Council has set out its clear intention to become the UK’s first Net Zero City by 2030. ScottishPower has been headquartered in the Glasgow region for over 65 years and we’ve pledged to help Glasgow meet this ambitious target. Across ScottishPower's networks, retail and renewables generation businesses, we’re already working closely with local communities to get there.
In November 2020, the eyes of the world will be on Glasgow as it welcomes the UN Climate Change Conference, COP26. We’re extremely proud to be providing energy network infrastructure, new products and green energy solutions in Glasgow. Just 20 minutes from the city you’ll find Whitelee, the UK’s largest onshore windfarm, which generates enough electricity to power 300,000 homes per year.
In addition to generating clean green power, we’ve set in train a wide range of projects that can help Glasgow on its journey to net zero. These include:
- Funding the first of Glasgow’s new fleet of electric buses on commercial routes through the SP Energy Networks Green Economy Fund
- Working through SP Energy Networks’ parternships to help deliver Glasgow’s public electric vehicle charging infrastructure
- Investing in significant local network upgrades to increase network capacity by 2025
- Partnering with Glasgow City Council on the ‘Ruggedised’ smart city lighthouse project – a solar, battery & SMART system pilot
- Starting work on battery storage at Whitelee
Zero Carbon Communities in Glasgow
Glasgow's path to net zero revealed in detail for the first time as COP26 summit approaches. ScottishPower's Zero Carbon Communities offers detailed roadmap to help Glasgow become UK's first Net Zero city