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West Oxfordshire District Council

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…: Page | 13 i. Renewable energy generation produced through the Council’s investment, used directly by the Council with the carbon benefit of generation clearly traced by applying a zero-emission factor to the renewable electricity generated. Emission savings will therefore occur as electricity used is zero carbon and assumed to directly displace the requirement for grid electricity…

…, meaning Scope 2 emissions are reduced. ii. No double-counting of the benefit of renewable generation. Double counting occurs when renewable electricity is either exported directly to another organisation or exported to the grid. Clean, renewable energy will not only be considered as a potential future supply to the Council’s multiple buildings, but also as a wider investment opportunity…

… out a process for the monitoring and review of action in progress and new action planned so that the Plan remains live and responsive to external influences, technological changes and innovation within the low-carbon and renewable energy sector;  Lead by example, establishing as a Council an assessment methodology and set of Guiding Principles that partners working across the District…

… reach for carbon neutral in operation. Corporate Power Purchase Agreements (cPPAs) are fast evolving and will be investigated for their contribution towards the Council’s future strategy for clean energy supply. In brief, a cPPA is a contract for the direct purchase of renewable energy from a renewable energy generator. Sleeved or ‘Physical’ cPPAs facilitate the supply of renewable energy

… the context of this Plan, the resource refers to the Council’s demand for energy and water. Reducing the Council’s demand for these resources can be done by, for example:  Creating well-insulated buildings so that less heat is required to achieve a comfortable temperature;  Employing technologies that manage a building’s energy demand so that optimum performance can be achieved…


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