Electricity North West says it's investing up to £15m into schemes to help drive the green recovery from Covid-19.

The company, which operates the electricity network across the region, is working on four Cumbrian projects in a bid to hit net zero carbon targets.
It's calling on the public to help prioritise them and suggest others in a consultation coordinated by energy the watchdog, Ofgem. 
Paul Bircham, regulation director of Electricity North West, said: “The UK is at a crossroads - decarbonisation targets depends on the decisions right now.
“We have the opportunity to make the environment the focus of our economic recovery from Covid-19, which is exactly what we’re doing here.”
The utility firm launched a six-week call for evidence to identify the best 'shovel-ready' projects that will support the government’s plans to transition to net zero carbon emissions. 
In total the company has identified 11 projects in total across the region and is inviting feedback on which it should progress first.
Depending on the feedback, it will then bring forward around £15 million in investment to fast-track those projects identified the best support for the transition to net zero carbon.
The Cumbrian projects are: The strategic reinforcement of the network in the North Carlisle area; Pre-Sense low-voltage network monitoring programme; Network reinforcements for EV charging hubs and on-street parking across the north west; strategic reinforcement in the Carlisle/Morton area.
For the consultation go to: www.enwl.co.uk/greenrecovery