- Orkney Innovation Consortium Energy Audit
- Fintry Smart Meter Feasibility Study
- Foula Electricity Trust Phase 3 Upgrade
- Hoy Grid-Smart Demand Side Management
- Orkney Electric Vehicles
- Grid-Smart EV Charging
- Switch Technology to Facilitate Eday's Microgrid
- Demand Side Management - Thermal Storage
- Unst Energy Audit
- Outer Hebrides Energy Supply Company (ESCO)
- South Seeds Renewable Heat
- Applecross Micro Hydro: Local Power (Hydro to Heat Scheme)
- Low Carbon Inter-Island Orkney Ferries
- Shapinsay Innovation Consortium Grid-Smart Low Carbon Marine Transport Project
- Dalavich Hydro
- Kingussie Private Wire Connection & Modification to Gold Clubhouse Distribution System
- Investigation into Demand Side Management
- Assessment of the routes to market for Community Energy Projects
- Community Power Orkney Energy Audit
- Use of Radio Tele Switch (RTS) to utilise constrained wind energy
- Unst Smart On/Off Grid
- Ice Plant Connection
- Production of Sea Salt Feasibility
- Mar Lodge Private Wire
- Knoydart Off-grid Hydro Optimisation
- Cupar North Solar Community (CNSC)
- Ardgour Outdoor Centre Hydro Power Utilisation Project (HYPUP)
- SMILEGOV Island Energy Audits
- Lochboisdale Warm Homes - District Heating Feasibility Study
- Micro District Heating and Electric Minibus Charging Project
- CES- Microgrid Study
- Fife (Burntisland) Local Energy Masterplan - Methodology Paper
- West Harris and Barvas Local Energy Supply
SMILEGOV Island Energy Audits
Project lead: Scottish Islands Federation (SIF)
Partners: Community Energy Scotland (CES)
Award Amount: £24,391.91
Status: Completed November 2015
Area: Argyll and Bute
Through this CARES project, the Scottish Islands Federation (SIF) has collaborated with Community Energy Scotland (CES) to devise and trial methodology to enable eight island communities to research and better understand their own overall energy use, by undertaking Island Energy Audits.
This initiative was inspired by SIF's joint involvement with CES in 'SMILEGOV', a 30-month-project to monitor, support and report on island energy developments and plans throughout Mediterranean, Baltic and Atlantic regions of Europe. Community-led island energy audits have been completed for Arran, Bute, Gigha, Iona, Lismore, Luing, Mull and The Small Isles, as islands which opted to participate in the wider SMILEGOV project. Two other island communities, Cumbrae and Skye, aspired but lacked local capacity to undertake audits.
CES led an initial training session for interested islanders in Oban in May 2014 to brief auditors and also provided mentoring guidance and technical advice throughout. Data templates were completed for each participating island presenting details of overall energy consumption.
Each audit report is expected to be revisited, revised and updated over time to inform development of strategic energy action plans focussed on each island, to support and empower more island communities as key stakeholders engaged in shaping more sustainable energy futures for themselves.
Copies of each audit report will be available to the island organisations which commissioned them, and to their respective Local Authorities. SIF will post all reports online for the benefit of others interested.
Aims of the Project
- To build the capacity of island communities to better understand and constructively address energy issues and concerns
- To gather and present data to inform and support development of Sustainable Energy Action Plans and energy projects for participating islands
- To develop a transferrable methodology for conducting energy audits on islands.
Individual output reports