Glasgow City Council Partnership with Flexitricity
Glasgow City Council partners with Flexitricity in a project that will bring it closer to becoming UK’s first carbon-neutral city.
12:51 16 October 2019
Glasgow City Council is set to launch a new project with Flexitricity in a bid to become UK’s first carbon-neutral city. The Quickturn project, which is funded by the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), aims to provide the first realistic opportunity for smaller commercial energy users across Britain to benefit from demand side response (DSR) technology.
Pirie Park Primary School in the city’s Southside is set to become the first of nine potential sites that will have access to the technology. If the trial is deemed successful, the technology will be deployed across the city estate, offices, depots and leisure centres.
Andrew Mouat, Glasgow City Council’s Principal Officer for Carbon Management, said: "Participating in the Quickturn project and the trial at Pirie Park Primary School marks another milestone for Glasgow City Council as we continue to lead the way in reducing energy consumption across the city.
“We’re committed to deploying innovative technologies to ensure that Glasgow continues to make progress and become a true pioneer among its peers when it comes to lowering our carbon emissions.
“By working with Flexitricity in delivering the Quickturn project, we are bringing further momentum to our ambitions of being the first city in the UK to reach net zero carbon emissions.”