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Renewable energy

Since April 2020, Winchester City Council’s operational buildings have been supplied by electricity from sustainable sources, including wind and solar power.

Winchester City Council purchases its power and gas through the LASER framework – this was established by Kent County Council and aggregates the electrical and gas demands of multiple local authorities in order to purchase power and gas at the most competitive rates.

All electricity used across the council’s operational estate comes from renewable sources and we receive certificates from the Ofgem Renewable Energy Guarantees of Origin (REGO) scheme that certify the supply is a-rated (100% renewable).

Our carbon emissions have reduced by 15% due to these actions. Our long term aim is to further reduce our carbon emissions by 40% once all council buildings have moved onto our new green tariff.

Our target is to get the Winchester district to be carbon neutral by 2030, we're doing this by looking at large-scale renewable projects on our own land, such as the possibility of solar farms being constructed. However, we need the help of residents and business owners to meet this target, changes can be made in domestic homes and businesses to make this possible. You can find out more about what action you can take here.

If you would like to learn more about green tariffs, how to switch your energy supply and reduce your household carbon footprint visit the Energy Saving Trust’s website.



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