Vattenfall lands key role at Edinburgh electric property development

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PARABOLA has signed a multi-million pound deal with Vattenfall IDNO to deliver an all-electric property development in Edinburgh.

The new Edinburgh Park Southern Phase masterplan has been tipped to become one of the UK’s biggest all-electric property sites. The electrical infrastructure will allow the entire development to operate without producing carbon emissions.

Vattenfall’s independent distribution network operator has been awarded a contract by Parabola to provide and operate the electrical infrastructure at the site, with works starting this month.

An independent connection provider will be contracted to build the substations and associated infrastructure to approved design and technical standards. Once installed, Vattenfall IDNO will take ownership of the electrical network and continue to provide the operations and maintenance.

Stewart Dawson, MD of Vattenfall Networks, said, “Edinburgh Park Southern Phase masterplan provides a fantastic example of decarbonisation in action; where energy companies, developers, architects and investors are coming together to deliver our low-carbon future. This site puts Edinburgh firmly among the leaders in the race to become the UKs first net zero city and provides the blueprint for changing the way we heat and power our homes, offices and buildings.

“We are delighted that Parabola have invited us to work with them on this exciting new zero carbon development and recognise our expertise in delivering climate smarter living. Demand for fossil-fuel-free electricity is going to grow as we move towards net zero. Our strengthened, smart, electricity networks are going to be the thread that ties the whole plan for decarbonisation together.”

Tony Hordon, MD of Parabola, commented, “Parabola is delighted to be working with Vattenfall IDNO to realise our commitment to delivering a new zero carbon quarter of the city that has well-being and sustainability at the heart of all that we are doing. Working in partnership with Vattenfall ensures that ambition that we have for Edinburgh Park as an exemplar in terms of the creation and use of energy from renewable sources is realised.

“Parabola is determined to work with a range of partners to ensure that Edinburgh’s goal to be a net zero city by 2030 is achieved. Our commitment to creating a unique, sustainable community at Edinburgh Park is advanced through this latest partnership with Vattenfall and we are looking forward to delivering our vision.”