Island energy audits
Inspired by project SMILEGOV, SIF initiated a separate project to facilitate Island Energy Audits for participating Scottish islands as part of the process of producing island sustainable energy action plans.
With funding from the CARES scheme administrated by Local Energy Scotland, island auditors were recruited by SIF and then trained and mentored by Community Energy Scotland.
Each of eight resulting reports presents useful baseline data to inform more effective approaches to energy planning at island level.
The Audits will be updated yearly and follow up activity is already being pursued in the cases of Iona and The Small Isles.