SSE joined The Climate Group’s global EV100 initiative, which aims to make electric vehicles (EVs) ‘the new normal’ by 2030. As part of the initiative, SSE has committed to electrifying its vehicle fleet and reducing its estate’s carbon emissions.
SSE currently operates the 7th largest fleet in the UK and under the terms of EV100, will switch 3500 of its vehicles to electric and install charging points for its 21,000 employees to use.
In addition to the fleet commitments, SSE will roll out national charging infrastructure projects across the UK. The business has already installed over 50 charge points across 20 of its national locations and will increase these in line with the switch over to electric vehicles.
As well as signing up to EV100 SSE has also committed to double its energy productivity by 2030 from a 2010/11 baseline, through The Climate Group’s EP100 initiative.
The programme is delivered in partnership with the Alliance to Save Energy and means SSE will generate twice as much economic output for every unit of energy consumed.
To achieve this goal, SSE has already invested £12.3million on energy efficiency measures in its buildings and depots, leading to annual operational savings of at least £2.96million which go back into the projects.
These include increased digitalisation and transitioning to cloud-based computing, which has already seen energy use at SSE’s data centre sites drop by 22% since 2016.
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