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Development Projects 2015
- Montrose Local Energy Project
- Algal Solutions for Local Energy Economy
- Blackwood grey fleet to green fleet
- H3 - Hillfoots Heat and Hydropower
- Clyde Gateway Community Renewable Energy Initiative
- Community Energy Supply for Urban Areas (CESURA)
- Outer Hebrides Local Energy Hub (OHLEH)
- Wellpark (Glasgow) – Community Heat and Power Project
- Energise Galashiels
- Fintry Development Trust Smart Meter Commercialisation
- Glasgow’s Infrared Heat Demonstration Project
- Large Scale ASHP District Heating Exemplar
- Linlithgow Energy Corridor - “Heat from the Street”
- River Tay Heat Pump District Heating
- Ensuring Future Energy Security for Knoydart
- Heat Smart Orkney
- Green Gas Grids
- Wind to Agri-Energy
- Energy Bridge
- Pairc Niseaboist Community Energy Project
- ACTION Highland Highway
- Caol District Heating Scheme
Development projects 2014
- ACCESS- Assisting Communities to Connect to Electric Sustainable Sources
- Caol District Heating Scheme
- Community Microgrid Accelerator
- Demonstration of localised grid balancing
- Energyzing Insch
- Levenmouth Community Energy Project
- Local Power, Local Benefit
- Machrihanish renewables supply micro grid
- Orkney distribution grid-smart demand side management commercial scale deployment trial
- Orkney ‘surf and turf’ renewables integration, hydrogen production and marine vessel supply
- River source heat pump district heat network scheme
- Shetland Island Council demand side management thermal storage project
- Sunamp fuel poverty reduction project
- Sustainable Cupar renewable energy ESCO (SCREE)
- The application of large scale open water source heat pumps and heat store within existing district heating systems
- The conversion of curtailed energy on Eday to hydrogen for the benefit of the local community
- Using virtual power plants to integrate renewable energy resources and demand in remote communities
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Community Microgrid Accelerator
A coordinated approach to the development of community microgrid systems
Project lead: Dalavich Improvement Group
Award amount: £29,501
Community Microgrids are community owned electricity networks that directly link local generators with local loads. The accelerator will pool expertise and aggregate projects to overcome the barriers facing the development of this emerging sector, and offer more communities the opportunity to take the generation and supply of electricity into their own hands.
The Community Microgrid Accelerator promotes a joined-up approach to managing grid restrictions and helping communities to secure affordable, sustainable, low carbon electricity.
Communities in rural locations that benefit from an abundant renewable energy resource can face problems exporting it as electricity to the grid.
Microgrids let communities exploit their local resources efficiently in ways appropriate to the environment and the community, ensuring that the community receives the maximum benefit possible, by selling heat and power directly to local users.
However if setting up a renewable energy generator is arduous, setting up a generator and a complementary distribution system is doubly challenging.
The Microgrid Accelerator project sees Community Energy Scotland partnering with seven non-profit community groups that are all tackling the development of their own microgrids.
The support service that this Local Energy Challenge Fund project proposes will connect centrally with engineers, finance providers, regulators, and Local Authorities so that the community groups can share expertise, pool costs and avoid duplicated effort.
Community networks creating power networks- it’s all about joined-up thinking at a local level!