ScottishPower seeking battery storage rush to support net zero ambitions

ScottishPower has revealed intentions to make Glasgow the UK’s first ‘net zero’ city, in collaboration with Glasgow City Council.

And the utility is also preparing a battery storage rush in a bid to support its renewable energy ambitions.

To achieve net zero emissions, the city will need to decarbonise heat and transport, as well as upping its renewable energy sources.

Scotland’s current goal is to be net zero by 2045, however a spokesperson for ScottishPower told an audience at last week’s All-Energy that the company is looking to have the majority of the infrastructure for decarbonising heat and transport in place by around 2037, stating that they are “ruling nothing out” when it comes to how decarbonisation of heat will occur.

Glasgow is one of only two cities in the UK – the other being London- to have a Low Emission Zone. As such, EVs are to form a large part of the decarbonisation programme.

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