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Centrica supports Affinity Water to harness the power of the sun to reach Net Zero

Centrica Business Solutions has begun works at an Affinity Water production site in Chertsey, to install solar panels to generate nearly 1MWp of renewable energy from the sun to power its operations

The water supplier has commissioned Centrica Business Solutions to carry out these works which are progressing and are due to be completed in early 2022.

It is one of two solar projects being developed by Affinity Water ahead of an expansion to the programme, which will generate a total of 23.5 MWh per annum of clean and renewable energy and save 75,011 tCO2e over a 20-year asset life.

This is a first small step which will form a key pillar of Affinity Water’s ambitious Plan for Net Zero. Further phases will deliver installations of solar energy, along with the introduction of wind power and battery storage solutions across the company's sites and the transition of their fleet to Electric Vehicles.

By 2030 the company will generate 10% of their baseload energy usage from its own renewable energy generation assets like solar, wind or hydrogen and thereby reducing reliance on the National Grid.

We’re pleased to take this important first step to develop our renewables portfolio as we continue to play our part and realise our Plan for Net Zero operational emissions by 2030 and improving energy efficiency. In working with Centrica Business Solutions we have the expertise on board to deliver and I’m looking forward to progressing the next phases of our plan in the months and years ahead.
Graham Deans, Head of Estates and Facilities at Affinity Water

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