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Hounslow to secure low carbon energy from suppliers

Hounslow Council will be amongst the first local authorities to work with its energy supplier

Published: Friday, 14th February 2020

Hounslow Council will be amongst the first local authorities to work with its energy supplier to deliver large scale new renewable energy projects which will ultimately secure low carbon or renewable energy sources.

Its energy supplier, LASER has energy frameworks from 2020 onwards which have been set up in a way to maximise the options for customers to meet their green energy and carbon reduction targets.  

In addition to energy supply, the framework contains a panel of providers who can provide renewable energy and energy efficiency services in a compliant manner.  For the supply of electricity, the supplier is effectively a ‘conduit’ for the energy purchased and LASER has the flexibility in determining the source of that energy.  

Cllr Katherine Dunne, Cabinet Member for Communities and Climate Change said: “Councils and other public bodies are increasingly taking a long term strategic outlook on energy use which in the immediate future will minimise the financial impacts of rising energy prices and secure low carbon or renewable energy sources.

“These drivers coupled with our capability to take a long term view and access to low cost capital puts us in a unique position to build or invest directly in a new energy generation. This could entail solar farms on council-owned land, direct investment in offshore wind farms, building heat networks or simply committing to take renewable electricity at a long term fixed price”.

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