Assisting Communities to Connect to Electric Sustainable Sources

Project lead: Community Energy Scotland

Project partners: Mull and Iona Community Trust, SSE Energy Supply Ltd, Element Energy, VCharge, SSE Home Services

Area: Argyll and Bute

Main technology: Smart storage heating

Grant awarded: £1,769,000

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Project summary:

The ambition of this project is to lay the foundations for something which does not yet exist in Scotland- a cost-effective platform for enabling the real time matching of local electricity generation and local electricity demand at a distribution network level.

It will drive the development of financially viable grid connections for small scale generators in transmission constrained areas of the Scottish networks, and enable the supply of electricity from renewable sources directly to the heating needs of local consumers.

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