Local energy systems

The Scottish Energy Strategy sets out the Scottish Government’s vision for the future energy system in Scotland.

One of its core principles is to take a ‘whole-system’ view (considering heat, transport and electricity); and recognising the effect that each element of the energy system has on others.

CARES aims to develop innovative and integrated local energy systems to support this approach.

How we can help

We’ve put together these resources to help you develop your own local energy system project:


Developing Islay's local energy system

Local Energy Scotland  is working with the Scottish Government, Highlands and Islands Enterprise, and Argyll and Bute Council to promote a collective approach to developing Islay’s local energy system.


Other resources:


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