Hitachi Rail has agreed a contract with ScottishPower for the supply of 100% renewable electricity for their UK operations over the next three years, helping to accelerate the company’s efforts to decarbonise their sites by 2030. The agreement provides an estimated 21GWh of electricity per year for all of Hitachi Rail’s UK maintenance and manufacturing sites.Hitachi Rail is one of the UK’s major train manufacturers and maintains over 200 trains at depots across England, Wales and Scotland. It’s regional, intercity and high speed trains carry passengers in the South East, South West, the East Coast and throughout Scotland’s Central Belt. Hitachi trains are already playing a significant role in decarbonising transport by replacing previous diesel-only powered fleets.Hitachi Rail has set itself a target of being carbon neutral at all its sites (opens in a new window) across the globe by 2030. Last year Hitachi Rail reduced its overall global carbon emissions by more than 30% (opens in a new window). Today’s agreement will continue the progress on emissions reduction.ScottishPower were the first UK integrated energy company to remove fossil fuels from its energy generation, focussing instead on investing in onshore and offshore wind, solar and green hydrogen. They are committed to working with companies to help them reduce their carbon footprint with the ultimate goal of helping the UK achieve Net Zero.