The Scottish Government has already exceeded their target of 500 MW of community owned and locally owned renewable energy capacity operating in Scotland by 2020. Looking beyond the 500 MW target, the Scottish Government remains committed to ensuring support for community and locally owned renewable energy is undiminished. There is a Scottish Government manifesto commitment to support community and locally owned renewable energy projects with new targets of 1 GW of operational community and locally owned renewable energy capacity by 2020, and 2 GW by 2030.
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 June 2017 found that:
The 666 MW of operational capacity was split between approximately 403 MW of electrical capacity (MWe), 254 MW of thermal (heat) capacity (MWth) and 7 MW of combined heat and power capacity (MWth + MWe).
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