Self-sufficient town planned for Scotland appoints energy firm

Plans to create Scotland’s largest energy-self-sufficient community have moved a step forward with the appointment of an energy services company to deliver the £35m project.

More than 1,200 homes in Cardenden, Fife, will soon get all their heat and hot water from a new energy centre powered by waste wood.

The scheme will be developed and operated by FTSE 250 outsourcing and energy services company MITIE, working in partnership with Ore Valley Housing Association.

The project will give a significant economic boost to the local economy, with around 50 local jobs being created during the construction of the energy centre and up to 12 additional permanent positions created once the centre is up and running.