Severn Trent and Octopus plan joint development for Midlands renewables projects

Water company Severn Trent and energy supplier Octopus Energy Group are joining forces to develop renewable energy projects across the Midlands using Severn Trent sites and other third-party locations throughout the region.
The collaboration follows Severn Trent’s plans, announced in May, to invest £565 million over the next four years on environment and infrastructure improvements in the area. That included reaching net zero carbon emissions using 100% renewable energy and transitioning to a fleet of vehicles that are entirely electric by 2030.
In the Severn Trent region Octopus aleady supplies businesses with cheaper locally-sourced renewable energy and to provides power for venues such as the National Space Centre and the Richard III Visitor Centre.
Liv Garfield, Severn Trent Chief Executive, said: “This is an exciting new partnership which has the potential to revolutionise the way we generate renewable energy across our sites.”