Empowering Communities

Our aim is to strengthen and empower local communities by helping you to own, control and benefit from your local renewable energy resources – reducing your energy costs, regenerating your communities and playing your part in the low carbon transition.

What We Do

Community Energy Scotland provides independent and ongoing practical & technical support for community project development. We make it possible for member organisations to link up and network, both with each other and with policy makers.  Collaboration with like-minded and relevant organisations is the norm for us, where we provide a collective voice on your behalf and represent members at policy level. Our service contracts are delivered regionally, nationally and internationally. 

Our Renewable Resources

Wind

Hydro

Solar

Biomass

Heat Pumps

combined

Wind

Hydro

Solar

Biomass

Heat Pumps

Combined Energy

Hydrogen

Storage

Developing community- and locally-owned sustainable electricity generation is key to resilience. Scottish communities lead the way in community renewables initiatives, many of which have collaborated with us.  Reducing carbon emissions in this way reflects the importance of communities on the global stage. 

At a Glance

Community Group Members
416
Community Projects Supported
750
Community & Locally Owned Energy Capacity
713 MW (Scotland)
The Fishermen Three Co-owned Windfarm Generation
65,363 MWh
The Fishermen Three Carbon Savings
16,666 tonnes

How Can We Help?

Are you a community group looking for advice and practical support?

We work in partnership with community groups and others who share our aims and wish to build their understanding and capacity to create a more democratic & sustainable energy system. 

Does your business need expertise in energy solutions?

Community Energy Scotland brings a wealth of knowledge and experience and could benefit your project, managing your company’s sustainable energy solutions.

Our Latest Projects

Community energy projects are often at the forefront of innovation with technology or business models. Here are three of our latest projects. 

Community Energy Futures

Support / Workshops

An exciting new programme designed to help community groups across Scotland understand the coming changes in the UK energy system and provide them with the knowledge and support to develop innovative renewable energy projects of their own with their local communities.

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OHLEH

Local Energy Economies

Outer Hebrides Local Energy Hub (OHLEH) is an innovative project that will demonstrate how different renewable energy technologies can be integrated to support local energy economies and circular supply chains.

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ReFLEX

Integrated Energy Systems

REsponsive FLEXibility – an energy system of the future.

Integrated Energy Systems linking the flexible operation of electricity, transport & heat networks to provide affordable power and balance & manage the grid locally.

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Join the CES Network

Connected Across Scotland

Membership of Community Energy Scotland is FREE and entitles you to a range of benefits designed to assist you in the development of your own sustainable community energy system. These include:

  • Access to the Members’ Bulletin
  • Discounted access to CES conferences & selected events
  • Free advertising for vacancies & volunteers
  • Inclusion on our online Members’ Directory
  • Our strong voice representing yours
  • Partnerships supporting your projects & innovations