On Thrusday 13 October from 14:00-15:00 BST, Community Energy Scotland is organising an online information session on their RIPEET Call for Solution.

They are looking for local innovators to join them and boost responsible energy transition through the creation of bottom-up innovative solutions. For Outer Hebrides, fuel poverty has been a widespread and pervasive problem for many years. The Scottish House Condition Survey (2017-19) reported a fuel poverty rate of 40% in the Outer Hebrides compared to the average in Scotland of 24%. The region also had significantly higher extreme fuel poverty rates, 24%, double the national average of 12%.

With the current rapid increase in energy prices, the incidence of fuel poverty in the region is set to increase and will have a dramatic impact on the livelihoods and wellbeing of the Outer Hebrides. In addition, there is significant local generation of energy in the region, the majority of which is renewable electricity which is sold to the National Grid and transported to the UK mainland. This pilot project hopes to reduce energy costs for local people by utilising locally generated energy to provide energy at a lower cost than is currently being paid by households and businesses.

The objective of this meeting will be to:

  • Present Outer Hebrides challenges
  • Discover the RIPEET Call for Solution
  • Ask question about the submission process
You can register for the event through this page.

If you need more information, feel free to contact