Mace has been chosen by West Berkshire Council to deliver project management services for a solar energy scheme in the region
Under the commission, Mace will manage the design, supply, installation and commissioning of rooftop photovoltaic (solar) electricity generation systems at six locations across West Berkshire.
The pilot project is expected to generate around 600,000kWh of energy and reduce carbon emissions by 270 tonnes a year.
The solar energy scheme forms an integral part of the council’s wider plans to achieve carbon neutrality by 2030, and is the first of its kind in the UK.
Delivered by the council as part of a Community Municipal Investment (CMI), the project will offer residents a unique way of investing directly into the district’s green energy future.
Mace secured the project management role through the Crown Commercial Services Heat Networks and Electricity Generation Assets (HELGA) framework.
Mace will bring a holistic approach to the project, using its blend of project management capabilities, energy sector expertise and own corporate commitment to achieving net-zero carbon.
Carbon neutrality ambitions
Javid Khaliq, business unit director for energy & utilities at Mace, said: “As an organisation with our own progressive environmental aspirations, the impact this project will have on reducing carbon emissions makes it an especially pleasing win for Mace, and I’m delighted that we are able to help West Berkshire Council work towards its carbon neutrality ambitions.
“This project serves as further evidence of Mace’s capabilities in the renewable energy space and is a symbol of our commitment to driving forwards green solutions that benefit not just the environment, but the communities that live there.”