Oban Local Energy Plan
Oban is a remote small town on the west coast of Scotland with a population of over 8600 people. It acts as a local transport hub with ferry, train and bus connections and during the summer months the population can expand to over 25,000.
The Local Energy Plan for Oban has been developed to help the community to look at its existing and future energy needs in terms of power, heat and transport and work out the priorities for action.
Developing Oban's Local Energy Plan
The development of Oban's Local Energy Plan was led by a local steering group. This included representatives from the community council, the area's two main housing associations, Atlantis Community Leisure (the community-owned leisure centre) and Bid4Oban, with support from several other local organisations and ALIenergy, a local energy agency.
A priority setting event took place on 3 March to promote the development of the energy plan. Local organisations involved in energy set up stalls to share knowledge and ideas with the members of the community. Themes from this event and a local survey have been explored further through an online forum, face to face meetings and a stall at the annual Charities event in Oban in June 2018.