Development projects 2014

There was a fantastic response to the Local Energy Challenge Fund Round 1 development phase, with a total of 114 applications received. The Challenge Fund panel decided on 17 projects to proceed with feasibility funding and support. The successful projects had until February 2015 to undertake the development work required to apply for the demonstration phase. You can read more about each project by clicking on the links at the side of the page.

The successful development projects were:

Project name Lead organisation
ACCESS- Assisting Communities to Connect to Electric Sustainable Sources  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