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
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.
Find out more about the ACCESS project here: www.accessproject.org.uk