OHLEH - Partners and Funders
Comhairle nan Eilean Siar
Comhairle nan Eilean Siar (CnES), the Local Authority for the Western Isles, is committed to a year-on-year reduction in carbon emissions, as well as maximising the benefits of local resources, including renewable energy. Working with the local community and other partners, CnES aims to help shape the Outer Hebrides as a confident community and an attractive place to live, work and do business. Minimising the effects on the environment from waste management and energy consumption is one of the objectives of CnES’ corporate strategy. CnES currently owns and operates the Creed Integrated Waste Management Facility just outside Stornoway, which includes an anaerobic digester, combined heat and power unit, a wind turbine and a hydrogen electrolyser.
Community Energy Scotland
Community Energy Scotland is a membership-based Scottish charity and social enterprise whose aim is to increase confidence, wealth and resilience at a community level through sustainable energy development. CES has over 400 members and has worked with over 1,000 community groups to develop renewable energy projects. CES provides support to communities at both a policy level and on a project delivery basis (both micro and MW scale). CES’s core area of work focuses on maximising local benefits from renewable energy projects by increasing local energy use and ownership, a concept known as ‘Local Energy Economies’.
Pure Energy Centre
Established in 2006, the Pure Energy Centre (PEC) is redefining the market with its adaptive and flexible clean energy technologies that can be used in conjunction with conventional, renewable and smart energy grids. Amongst the wide portfolio of technology on offer, PEC can provide renewable energy solutions, certified modular hydrogen fuel, oxygen and nitrogen gas production systems from 1 to 1000kW. PEC also offers a range of system integration and professional consultancy, training and project management services to support customers realise their full project potential. PEC is MCS accredited and provides electrical contractor services.
The Scottish Salmon Company
The Scottish Salmon Company (SSC) is the leading producer of sea loch fresh salmon with 100% focus on Scotland. The Company is engaged in all stages of the value chain from smolt production through freshwater and marine farming to harvesting and processing, as well as sales and marketing activity. SSC operates over 60 sites, located across the West Coast of Scotland and the Hebrides. The Company’s total staff number over 480 people, approximately 230 of whom are employed across the Hebrides. Reducing waste and increasing recycling are part of SSC’s environmental policy objectives. Our engagement with the Outer Hebrides Local Energy Hub helps us work towards meeting these objectives.
The project has attracted £600,000 from the Scottish Government’s Local Energy Challenge Fund which is administered by Local Energy Scotland. The project is also supported by CnES.