Useful reports

Here are some useful reports and guides to help you with your local energy project, produced by organisations we work with. If you have a report you would like to see featured on this page, please let us know.

Scottish Water Renewable Energy Guide for Developers & Communities

Scottish Water has produced a new guide to help developers and communities understand how to engage with Scottish Water when developing renewable energy and low carbon heat projects. The guide outlines key steps and timescales to inform the selection of potential sites.

Download the guide here >

Download the initial approach form here >

Tidal Energy

Guidance for Communities on the Development of Wave and Tidal Projects

Produced by Natural Power Consultants for Islay Energy Trust in 2013, this report aims to help coastal communities to understand the process behind identifying local marine energy opportunities and assessing the scope for developing a tidal energy project.

Download the report from Natural Power Consultants > 

Feasibility Study and Hydrodynamic Review of Cuan Sound

This report was produced by Aquatera Ltd for Luing Community Council in 2018, and looks into the feasibility of a tidal project in the Isle of Luing.  

Download the Aquatera report >