In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic
In the context of the post-COVID-19 recovery, the ongoing Climate Emergency and slow progress
in the decentralisation of the energy system, this paper highlights the need for community energy
to be seen as an activity which is essential for the large-scale integration of renewable energy
into the system. It starts with our ‘vision’ of what we are aiming for when we speak of ‘community
energy’ and then works through what we see as key areas requiring action to achieve it.
Helping communities understand the changing energy system and develop low carbon, locally owned energy projects
Community Energy Futures is an exciting new programme designed to help community groups across Scotland understand the coming changes in the UK energy system and provide them with the knowledge and support to develop innovative renewable energy projects of their own with their local communities. Find out more on our Community Energy Futures website.
Our Community Energy Scotland Trading subsidiary provides commercial consultancy services and develops joint ventures.
The 'Fishermen Three' is our own 7.5MW joint venture wind farm at Hoprigshiels in the Scottish Borders.
CES Trading also developed and operates a micro wind turbine portfolio in the Western Isles.
Are you interested in developing a renewable energy project to benefit your community but don’t know where to start?
Are you struggling to find the time to move a project forward?
We offer a unified project management service to community groups and members.
We have 400 Community Members across Scotland. Find who's near you by exploring the interactive map.