Supply & Installation of Photovoltaic Equipment
Scottish Water | Published November 19, 2015 - Deadline December 10, 2015
Scottish Water is the fourth largest water and wastewater provider in the UK, with around 5 million customers in 2.45 million households, providing 1.3 billion litres of drinking water and taking away 840 million litres of wastewater each day. The result of providing this service is that Scottish Water is one of the largest consumers of electricity in Scotland. Over the last investment period (2010-2015) Scottish Water and Scottish Water Horizons have invested in a diversified renewables portfolio which is central to maximising energy generation, off-setting asset consumption and reducing costs to manage our customers’ bills, and keep these as one of the lowest in the UK. At present we generate around seven per cent of the energy we consume. Through further innovative use of our assets we are capable of significantly increasing our self-generation potential.
Therefore Scottish Water Horizons requires suitable companies for delivery of our PV generation potential through the following preferred model:
- Framework partners are expected to be involved throughout the development, consent, design and operating stages of the project lifecycle
- Potential sites for PV array installs will be identified across the SW asset base by SWH Project Manager(s) on an ongoing basis and offered to the Framework partners through a mini competition
The outcomes required are:
- Energy generated by the delivered projects can offset onsite asset consumption (where applicable), and export direct to the grid where this is not possible/appropriate
- The PV arrays must have the capability of safe and secure integration into existing asset infrastructure
- Energy storage solutions should be promoted to Scottish Water Horizons in scheme designs where suitable
- Ordinarily Scottish Water Horizons will choose to finance these opportunities but may seek alternative funding models of delivery during the course of this framework.
This framework is for an initial period of 1 year with 2 further 1 year extension options.