Yorkshire Water opens tender for solar energy development

The water company plans to install photovoltaic infrastructure across 150 of its sites, with forecast emission reductions of approximately 6,000 tonnes annually

Yorkshire Water has launched a tender for a new eight-year framework agreement covering the construction, operation and maintenance of solar panels across 150 of its sites.

The renewable infrastructure will generate electricity to be purchased by the water company under a long-term private power purchase agreement, with the remainder to be exported to the grid.

The water company expects the move will slash energy spending and save approximately 6,000 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions every year, as well as help enhance local biodiversity.

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