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Fife Council Wins Scottish Green Energy Award

Fife Council and RWE took home the Best Engagement Award at the Scottish Green Energy Awards last week for our work on promoting the Glenrothes Energy Network

The Scottish Green Energy Awards took place in Edinburgh on December 5 and saw winners in 12 categories receive trophies recognising their work in the sector.

Claire Mack, Chief Executive of Scottish Renewables, said: “Once again, the Scottish Green Energy Awards showcase the truly incredible innovation, drive and passion of those working within our industry.

“The commitment, knowledge and hard work of those within the industry is making a significant positive impact on Scotland’s economy as we continue to mitigate carbon emissions and work towards achieving net zero by 2045.

“My congratulations go to all nominees, and of course the winners.”

Glenrothes Energy Network is a £24 million collaborative local heat scheme between the Scottish Government, RWE and Fife Council. It provides sustainable low carbon heat to a mix of industrial, commercial, community and domestic properties in Glenrothes as well as the Fife House complex.

£24 million heating district opened

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Scotland’s Energy Minister Paul Wheelhouse has officially opened Glenrothes' new district heating network.

Supported by £8.559 million investment from the Scottish Government’s Low Carbon Infrastructure Transition Programme the £24 million collaborative project between Fife Council and RWE has been delivered on time and on budget.

Minister Visits Glenrothes Energy Network

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The new cabinet secretary for Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity, Michael Matheson MSP visited Glenrothes Energy Network 9 August 2018.

The minister took time out of his busy schedule to tour the energy centre under construction and meet the team involved with the project.

Update: Glenrothes Energy Network road works

Road works for Glenrothes Energy network are progressing well and work:

· started on the footpath behind Lidl on 16 July and should be completed by 17 August. The footpath will be closed during this time.

· will start at Flemington Road outside Morrisons on 25 July to 1 October. Traffic will be controlled by 3-way temporary traffic lights as work passes the car park entrances.

Work begins on Glenrothes Energy Network

A ground breaking ceremony for Glenrothes Energy Network took place on the 5th June, marking the beginning of construction for a state-of-the-art Energy Centre at RWE’s Markinch CHP biomass plant in Fife.

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