Community energy reports

The Scottish Government has set a target of 500MW of community owned and locally owned renewable energy capacity operating in Scotland by 2020.

The Energy Saving Trust maintains a database of relevant installations to track progress towards this target, similar to the renewable heat database which the Energy Saving Trust also manages for the Scottish Government.

The latest report published in 2015 found that:

  • An estimated minimum of 361MW of community and locally owned renewable energy capacity was operational in Scotland as at June 2014.
  • This is a 27% increase on the last report (capacity at June 2013), when the operating capacity was estimated at 285MW.
  • The operating capacity results from a total of more than 10,110 individual renewable energy installations.

The 361MW of operational capacity was split between approximately 202MW of electrical capacity (MWe) and 154MW of thermal (heat) capacity (MWth).

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Community and locally owned renewable energy in Scotland June 2012

Community and locally owned renewable energy in Scotland June 2013

Community and locally owned renewable energy in Scotland June 2014