Only 15 funded projects out of £2.1 million available
Energy in Transition Western Isles is a major new project to support energy reduction and climate change action, conducting the most extensive advice roadshow ever undertaken in the islands. Every village will be visited, with a range of activities undertaken designed to promote better understanding of energy use. People will be offered support to lower energy use and bills, with tailored advice to their home and business. The roadshow will be low carbon, as it will be conducted in an electric vehicle, which will also be available for residents to try out.
The judging panel ‘felt that your project was of a high standard and supports the priorities of the redress fund’ and awarded £202,809 out of £2.1m distributed.
Brian Chaplin, Chairman of TEAS SCIO associate body said: “We work very hard to serve our communities and it is great to see a UK body understand this and support our efforts locally. This project is ambitious – to reach out to every village with practical examples for energy action that you can take – but so are we.”
Katie Reville, Development Officer for the Redress scheme said: “Reading through the applications was truly inspiring, as there is so much amazing work going on across England, Scotland and Wales to reduce fuel poverty and help people engage with the rapidly changing energy marketplace”.
- Officially named ‘The Energy Industry Voluntary Redress Fund’ – the fund collects voluntary payments from energy companies to redress harm caused to energy consumers and is regulated by Ofgem – the independent energy regulator for Great Britain.
- The Energy Advisory Service SCIO is the Western Isles energy advice associate of Tighean Innse Gall (TIG)
- For more information about TIG contact Holly Magee, Customer Services and Marketing Officer on 01851 706121 firstname.lastname@example.org
- For more information about Energy in Transition Western Isles contact Dan Morrison, Energy Services Director on 01851 706121 or email@example.com