A new Scottish study has demonstrated the added value of community energy projects to local economies, and the extra financial benefits which follow when power is owned, managed and ideally used, locally.
A report commissioned by Community Energy Scotland entitled ‘Measuring the Local Economic Impact of Community-Owned Energy Projects’ has been released. The whole text of the report is available on the Community Energy Scotland website (link below).
The document was compiled from evidence gathered by the James Hutton Institute working in partnership with Gilmorton Rural Development.
They looked in depth at the costs and benefits associated with the pre-development, construction and operation of community energy projects.
The study was supported by the EU’s Northern Periphery Programme as part of CES’s contribution to the Social Enterprise in Community Renewable Energy initiative and more information is on SECRE