Scottish Local Energy Challenge Fund

Local Energy Scotland has reported a fantastic response to the Local Energy Challenge Fund, with a total of 114 applications received. The Challenge Fund panel decided on 17 projects to go forward in phase 1.

The successful phase 1 projects are:

  • ACCESS- Assisting Communities to Connect to Electric Sustainable Source: Community Energy Scotland
  • Caol District Heating Scheme: The Highland Council
  • Community Microgrid Accelerator- A coordinated approach to the development of community microgrid systems: Dalavich Improvement Group
  • Demonstration of Localised Grid Balancing – maximised utilisation of renewables while ensuring continuity of supply for customers: University of Strathclyde (Power Networks Demonstration Centre)
  • Energyzing Insch: Insch Renewable Energy Consortium
  • Levenmouth Community Energy Project: Fife Council
  • Local Power, Local Benefit; managing demand in Berwickshire as a means to maximise renewables generation and minimise fuel poverty: Community Energy Scotland
  • Machrihanish Renewables Supply Micro Grid Community Energy Scotland
  • Orkney ‘Surf and Turf’ Renewables Integration, Hydrogen Production and Marine Vessel Supply: Orkney Islands Council
  • Orkney Distribution Grid-Smart Demand Side Management Commercial Scale Deployment Trial Rousay, Egilsay, and Wyre Development Trust
  • River Source Heat Pump DHN Scheme: The University of Glasgow
  • Shetland Island Council Demand Side Management Thermal storage Project: Shetland Island Council
  • Sunamp Fuel Poverty Reduction Project: Sunamp Limited
  • Sustainable Cupar Renewable Energy ESCO (SCREE): Sustainable Cupar
  • The application of large scale open water source heat pumps and heat store within existing district heating systems and the effects on local electrical grid balancing:  Aberdeen Heat and Power Company Limited
  • The Conversion of Curtailed Energy on Eday to Hydrogen for the Benefit of the Local Community:  ITM Power (Research) Ltd
  • Using Virtual power Plants to integrate renewable energy resources and demand in remote communities: Heriot-Watt University