Community groups are meeting today to share experiences of launching local energy
The Western Isles Community Energy Conference in Leverburgh is exploring how to add
value to locally-produced energy by using it near to where it’s sourced rather than
exporting it to customers far away.
One example is the collaboration between fish farming, renewable energy and Comhairle
nan Eilean Siar (the council.
Guest speakers from the University of Flensburg will present their analysis of the
scheme, to give an international perspective and put the Western Isles in a European
The potential for electric vehicles and how to improve efficiency in community buildings
is also being debated.