ENGIE has secured a major contract with Milton Keynes Council, supporting it in its pursuit of zero carbon ambitions.
On 25 September, it was announced that it will deliver a range of innovative energy improvements and carbon reduction initiatives to the council’s land and built assets. Milton Keynes Council has already declared its targets of being carbon neutral by 2030 and carbon negative by 2050. The energy and carbon reduction services will fall under the national Re:fit Energy Performance Contract framework which enables public sector bodies to achieve guaranteed financial benefits through both energy efficiency and generation projects.
The first phase of this will see ENGIE assess a number of council buildings and then deliver energy saving projects under an Energy Performance Guarantee. This should attract an initial capital investment capable of addressing authority owned shelter housing and other buildings. Further phases should see investment of over £50mn with these likely involving large-scale renewable energy and storage projects.
Council Leader, Pete Marland, said: “We want MK to be the world’s first post-carbon city, and how we manage our own assets is an important step towards this goal. ENGIE demonstrated a clear understanding of our ambitious targets for carbon reduction and the same commitment to delivering a significant impact through their work.”