21 energy-related projects in Scotland have been awarded a share of £10mn from the Green Economy Fund in the latest round of funding, Scottish Power Energy Networks (SPEN) announced on 1 July. The network operator will support a range of innovative projects ranging from e-bike hire schemes, a micro heat network and a community power stations.
Specifically, some of the projects to benefit from the funding are:
- renewable and energy efficiency training centres at Scotland’s colleges
- a virtual power plant for 150 social housing households in Dumfries & Galloway
- Scotland’s first electric cargo bike delivery service in Glasgow, and
- Transport for Edinburgh’s e-bike scheme.
The Green Economy Fund was established in 2018 and is a way of SPEN investing in communities to support the Scottish and the UK Government’s Energy Ambitions.