Joint Energy Venture for Midlothian Council
Midlothian Council appoints Vattenfall as its energy partner.
04:56 15 February 2020
Midlothian Council and Swedish state-owned energy company Vattenfall have entered into a 50/50 joint venture that will focus on delivering a wide range of energy projects across the area.
The first project involves an innovative low carbon district heating network that will cover new Shawfair town in the north of the council area. FCC Environment, which operates the council’s energy from waste facility, will supply heat to the network.
Midlothian Council’s Cabinet Member for Economic Development, Councillor Russell Imrie saidPathfidning project: “We’re very excited to be working with Vattenfall to set up an energy services company for innovative new projects benefitting local residents and businesses in the area and setting us well on our way to a carbon neutral future. Working closely on our first project with Shawfair LLP, the local developer, and FCC Environment, our existing Zero Waste Contractor, we look forward to delivering another major pathfinding project for Scotland. “
Tuomo Hattaka, Senior Vice President of Vattenfall Heat said, “We’re delighted to have been selected by Midlothian Council for this long term energy partnership that puts low carbon, fossil free living front and centre of its ambition. Any organisation or company serious about reaching net zero has low carbon heating at the top of its to do list, and this energy partnership is no different.”