Fifteen local councils are to share £4.4 million in funding to improve energy efficiency in homes, businesses, public buildings and community projects.
The energy-efficiency programme was announced by Scottish Energy Minister Paul Wheelhouse after he helped install two large-scale ground source heat pumps to provide renewable heat at Saughton Park in Edinburgh.
This project is the first of its kind in Scotland, maximising the potential offered by parks and green spaces to provide renewable heat.
Wheelhouse said: “The Scottish Government funding is helping to unlock a larger package totalling over £12 million covering a wide range of projects across Scotland.
“These pilot projects (see below) will ultimately help inform deployment of the overarching programme that will see an estimated total of up to £10 billion invested in heat and energy efficiency in the period to 2030.”
14 Aug 2017
|Aberdeen (lead partner), working with Stirling, Highland, Dundee, Perth & Kinross and Edinburgh||Development of Local Heat and Energy Efficiency Strategies for these towns and cities|
|Aberdeenshire||Community centre energy efficiency measures and renewable heat.|
|Argyll & Bute||District heating system and energy efficiency measures. District Heating element currently being considered for District Heating Loan Fund.|
|Clackmannanshire||Development of a Local Heat and Energy Efficiency Strategy|
|Dumfries and Galloway||Development of a Local Heat and Energy Efficiency Strategy (potentially energy efficiency measures in the town centre)|
|East Ayrshire||Energy efficiency and renewables in off gas grid area working with owner occupiers and able to pay market. Energy efficiency and renewable heat measures in community hall.|
|Falkirk||Extension of district heating network to three tower blocks and private wore network to provide electricity to a further seven tower blocks and a number of council properties.|
|North Lanarkshire||NHS Lanarkshire – energy efficiency measures in two health centres|
|Orkney||Energy efficiency measures in school.|
|Renfrewshire||Development of a Local Heat and Energy Efficiency Strategy|
|Borders||Development of a Local Heat and Energy Efficiency Strategy|
|Shetland||LHEES element to be developed|