SSE Energy Solutions has won a £1.85 million contract from Monmouthshire County Council in Wales to help cut down its carbon emissions.
The project will involve the decarbonisation of 21 council-owned buildings including offices, leisure centres and schools.
Solar photovoltaics (PV) will be installed on roofs to generate renewable electricity.
The project is estimated to save the council around £250,000 in energy savings each year and more than 4,000 tonnes of carbon by 2030.
This is the Welsh council’s first energy performance contract and it will work with SSE for the next eight years in its journey to achieve net zero.
David Ball, Senior Projects & Operations Manager at SSE Energy Solutions, said: “Cities, small and large, account for more than 70% of the global annual carbon dioxide emissions.
“As a recent report by the International Energy Agency highlighted, climate action in cities is essential for achieving net zero emission goals.
“Initiatives like this are the first steps towards building fully integrated solutions for smart cities that are an essential step towards addressing the climate crisis challenge.
“We must drastically reconsider how we use our buildings and land to ensure we become as energy efficient as possible and utilise every opportunity to generate and consume clean energy.”