Hitachi Rail Signs Deal with ScottishPower for 100% Renewable Electricity

Hitachi Rail has signed a three-year deal with ScottishPower to receive 100 percent renewable electricity.

An estimated 21GW of electricity generated by wind, solar and hydro-electric power will supply Hitachi Rail’s UK manufacturing and maintenance facilities every year. This move follows Hitachi Rail’s pledge to become carbon neutral at its sites by 2030.

Jim Brewin, Head of UK & Ireland, Hitachi Rail, said:

“This partnership with ScottishPower is a major step on Hitachi Rail's journey to decarbonising our sites by 2030. To do this alongside another COP26 Principal Partner is really special and demonstrates that businesses with shared values and goals can work together to make Net Zero a reality.”

Hitachi Rail maintains more than 200 trains at various depots in England, Wales and Scotland. It manufactures and maintains regional, intercity and high-speed trains that operate in the country.

Hitachi Rail Doncaster site
Hitachi Rail Doncaster site

In 2020–21 Hitachi Rail reduced its carbon emissions by 30.5 percent. ScottishPower was the first UK integrated energy company that removed fossil fuels from its energy generation.

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