Development projects

The second round of development funding and support from the Local Energy Challenge Fund attracted 67 applications from across the sector and 23 projects were approved to proceed by the LECF Panel.

The successful projects had until February 2016 to undertake the project development work.

Read more about each project - including findings from their final summary reports - below. Or, read more about the 2014 Development Projects here

Project name Lead Organisation
Montrose Local Energy Project Angus Council
Algal Solutions for Local Energy Economy Argyll Lomond and the Islands Energy
Blackwood grey fleet to green fleet Blackwood Housing
UrbanLink Changeworks
H3 - Hillfoots Heat and Hydropower Clackmannanshire Council
Clyde Gateway Community Renewable Energy Initiative Clyde Gateway Developments Ltd
Community Energy Supply for Urban Areas (CESURA) Comas
Outer Hebrides Local Energy Hub (OHLEH) Comhairle nan Eilean Siar
Wellpark (Glasgow) – Community Heat and Power Project  Craighall Energy Ltd
Energise Galashiels Energise Galashiels Trust
Fintry Development Trust Smart Meter Commercialisation Fintry Development Trust
Glasgow’s Infrared Heat Demonstration Project Glasgow City Council
Large Scale ASHP District Heating Exemplar Glasgow Housing Association
Linlithgow Energy Corridor - “Heat from the Street” Linlithgow Natural Grid Ltd
River Tay Heat Pump District Heating  Perth and Kinross Council
Ensuring Future Energy Security for Knoydart Power Migration Partners Ltd
Heat Smart Orkney Rousay, Egilsay and Wyre DT
Green Gas Grids  SGN
Wind to Agri-Energy Shapinsay Development Trust
Energy Bridge Sunamp Ltd
Pairc Niseaboist Community Energy Project The West Harris Trust
ACTION Highland Highway Transition Black Isle/ Caithness Voluntary Group

One of the 23 projects which the Panel originally decided to fund was unable to continue through the development phase due to the withdrawl of a key project partner

Alloa Waste Heat Recovery and Distribution Clackmannanshire Council

An additional project was moved from the 2015 demonstration phase to the 2015 development phase.

Caol District Heating Scheme The Highland Council