Locally owned energy projects

The Scottish Government has set ambitious targets to have 1GW of locally owned energy by 2020 and 2GW by 2030 in the Scottish Energy Strategy

CARES support helps to progress projects with the aim of achieving these targets. 

We track the progress towards this target with our searchable map of local energy projects

We provide free and impartial advice, support, signposting and funding for community groups, rural businesses, social enterprises and other stakeholders to develop local energy projects. This includes: 

Find out more about the benefits of generating your own energy by watching the film below.