Heat Network Projects Quarterly Report: Q1 2023
7th August 2023

The Heat Network Projects Quarterly Report – July 2023 has been published by the Scottish Government. This report summarises the projects supported by Scotland’s Heat Network Fund (SHNF) and the Heat Network Support Unit (HNSU). These funding programmes contribute to our Heat Networks (Scotland) Act 2021 targets to reach 2.6 TWh of output by 2027 […]

Launch of the Heat Network Support Unit
28th September 2022

Today marks the launch of the new Heat Network Support Unit, a collaboration between the Scottish Government, Scottish Futures Trust and Zero Waste Scotland aiming to support heat network projects across Scotland through the pre-capital project development stages. Patrick Harvie MSP, Minister for Zero Carbon Buildings, Active Travel and Tenants’ Rights, announced the launch of […]


3ppp‘s Low Carbon Scotland 2018 conference will be held in Edinburgh on 15th May 2018. The conference theme is “Smart, Connected, “Low Carbon” Communities – what are they and how are they created?” and will explore creating sustainable communities, cities and regions through collaboration between the public sector, central & regional government, private sector, third sector, and […]

Heat Network Tariff Comparison Tool
5th February 2020

The Scottish Futures Trust and Zero Waste Scotland have worked with SWECO to produce the Heat Network Comparison Tool – available to download below. The tool allows district heat network developers to explore indicative tariffs for different properties connecting to a proposed network and to compare this to a counterfactual or business as usual scenario.  […]

Scottish Energy Statistics 2019
20th June 2019

The Annual Compendium of Scottish Energy Statistics (ACSES) provides an overview of energy statistics for Scotland. It has been designed in line with the targets and priorities in the Scottish Energy Strategy. ACSES replaces the Energy In Scotland publication.

The Scottish Government has published a report exploring how best to oversee the delivery of Energy Efficient Scotland (EES), the programme to improve energy efficiency and promote low carbon heating in Scotland’s homes and buildings. The Scottish Government has developed a Strategic Outline Case (SOC) for a National Delivery Mechanism for its EES programme. In […]

The first phase of a new £28.5 million project to create a Virtual Energy System (VES) in Orkney, Scotland, has been launched to digitally link distributed and intermittent renewable generation to flexible demand. The ReFLEX (Responsive Flexibility) Orkney project will demonstrate a first-of-its-kind Virtual Energy System (VES) interlinking local electricity, transport, and heat networks into […]

The Scottish Government have opened two consultations around Energy Efficient Scotland and low carbon heat. The Energy Efficient Scotland: Consultation seeks to gather evidence which might support a change to the proposed time frame to deliver standards for all properties across Scotland. It builds on earlier consultations on energy efficiency and fuel poverty. The consultation […]

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