Community Energy


Community Energy Research

Aong with our partners at the Scottish Government, we are constantly working to share learning and research in new and developing areas of community energy. 

You can download our guidance and research here


A guide to microgrids - their issues and value (2016)

Guidance for developing microgrid projects (2016)

Regulatory obligations factsheets (2016)



Community Energy Policy

Renewable energy presents an opportunity for significant economic and social return to our region. Part of our work is getting involved in consultations and working with the Scottish Government to help influence the development of the community energy sector. 

Highlands and islands Enterprise is a member of the Scottish Community Energy Coalition and works closely with the Scottish Government and other stakeholders to develop the sector.

Here are some of our responses to consultations. 


Community Energy Policy Digest

The policy arena for community energy and renewable energy in general is evolving very quickly which may have an impact of projects in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland.  

The community energy policy digest, developed by Community Energy Scotland on behalf of HIE, is a series of quarterly publications for your information. The purpose of these digests is to provide expert advice on key areas of community energy policy. 


Download the community energy policy digest - issue 2 September 2016


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