£1m for Low Carbon Energy Projects in Scotland

£1m for Low Carbon Energy Projects in Scotland

The Scottish Government has announced additional funding for renewables projects to contribute towards a green recovery following the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

A further £1 million is being made available through the Low Carbon Infrastructure Transition Programme (LCITP) – a scheme which provides support for innovative energy projects, such as heat networks and integrated energy systems.

The LCITP fund is now accepting applications for energy systems and low carbon heat projects in the development stage. Applicants will be able to apply for up to £50,000 to progress projects towards capital readiness.

This funding invitation has been designed to stimulate and accelerate the development of a pipeline of low carbon energy opportunities across Scotland. This will include the provision of support to projects in urban, rural, island and remote parts of Scotland and areas that are off gas grid.

Applications are accepted from organisations such as small and large businesses, community groups, charities, social enterprises, local authorities and public sector bodies.

Energy Minister Paul Wheelhouse said:

‘As we continue to plan for a safe restart to the economy, we must continue to work together to bring forward new renewable energy projects right across Scotland.

‘The investment I am announcing will help to push forward renewables projects that will help to rebuild the economy, support local communities to build their strength and resilience, and help us achieve our net-zero ambitions.’

The closing date for application submissions is 14 August 2020.

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