Veolia is set to double its renewable energy capacity, which will increase by up to 60MW.
The resource management company will generate this electricity using solar panels it has deployed on restored landfill areas to help it reach its net zero aims.
It claims the capacity of these solar projects, combined with biomass and biogas generation, will provide 134MW of carbon-neutral power to industry and communities. Veolia also claims that the renewable energy sites it currently has in place already save more than 200,000 tonnes of carbon emissions every year.
Donald Macphail, Chief Operating Officer, said: “Electricity supports nearly all aspects of modern life and decarbonising generation is a key part of the strategy to reach a zero-carbon future.
“By increasing our renewable energy generation, we will contribute to future energy infrastructure and this means we will be able to deliver more than 560MW of renewable and low carbon electricity, enough to power over 1.3 million homes.”