Join Community Energy Scotland
Link up with other Members developing projects and share knowledge and experience on community energy projects. If you’re a non-profit distributing community organisation, you can join for FREE as a Community Member. If you’re a business, public sector or individual and support our charitable aims, we invite you to join as an Associate Member.
Are you interested in developing a renewable energy project to benefit your community but don’t know where to start? Are you struggling to find the time to move a project forward? We offer a unified project management service to community groups in this position.
Through our trading subsidiary Community Energy Scotland Trading we provide commercial consultancy services and develop joint ventures with other charitable and private partners.
CES Trading has developed and currently operates a micro wind turbine portfolio in the Western Isles and, with a joint venture partner, a fully consented 9 MW wind farm in the Scottish Borders, which is moving to construction.
Our annual conference Innovation in Community Energy: Obstacles and Opportunities held on 5/6 November was a resounding success. Over 200 delegates came to listen to what's on the horizon for community energy. Check out conference summary and presentations here.
Developing Local Energy Economies
Community energy projects are often at the cutting edge of innovation and technology. Communities want to find new ways to maximise the benefits of renewable energy generation using emerging technologies and the clever local use of heat or power.
If you are interested in developing a project but cannot connect to the National Grid or want to find ways of using power locally (eg. in heating of transport), please get in touch!
We’re keen to work in partnership with anyone who is committed to community energy development... anywhere. In our view it offers a powerful way to empower and build community capability and resilience to tackle fundamental issues of confidence, poverty, health, wellbeing and sustainable development.
We are enthusiastic in applying our knowledge gained first hand in Scotland to build capacity in other countries on community energy development. Click here.