Announced on 30 March, £13.4mn of funding from the Low Carbon Infrastructure Transition Programme is to be made available to projects across Scotland looking to cut carbon emissions. Examples of successful stage 1 development projects include:
- Blackdog Aberdeenshire (£100,000) – to develop a low-carbon hub incorporating district heating, solar, storage and transport
- Hydrogen 100 (£100,000) – to demonstrate a domestic hydrogen gas network, and
- Peak Integrates Energy System (£38,500) – for a Stirling Sports Village using solar canopies.
A number of larger scale stage 2 projects were also awarded funding. These include:
- Millerhill Heat Network (£7.3mn) – to construct a district heat network in Midlothian using heat from the Millerhill EfW plant, and
- Low Carbon Travel Perth (£1.5mn) – to provide an off grid solution for Aviva HQ including carport solar, battery storage and EV charging.
The funding looks to target low-carbon heating solutions, integrated energy systems and ultra-low emission vehicle infrastructure schemes, outlined as priority areas in Scotland’s Energy Strategy.