Energy Offering 2019
As part of our efforts to support the Scottish Government's ambitious emissions reduction targets and tackle the climate emergency, we continue to explore the potential of the renewable energy resource on the land we manage. As part of this, we are seeking proposals for renewable energy generation and storage projects on the land we manage.
Our predecessors, Forest Enterprise Scotland, ran Renewable Energy Offerings in 2009 and 2014. This resulted in 18MW of operational hydro capacity, with a further 4.7MW under development, and several potential wind schemes. However, we believe there is still undeveloped renewable resource on the national forests and land in Scotland.
In addition, there have been many changes to the energy market and renewable technologies in recent years, which may open further opportunities that weren't considered in previous years. We want to encourage these and are willing to consider new technologies and ideas.
- Applications have now been evaluated from all those who wished to apply for sites and technologies allocated from their Expressions of Interest. We are currently in the final stages of due diligence before allowing the successful applications to begin initial site surveys, with a view to agreeing an option to lease within 12 months. You can follow the progress of the scheme in our timetable below.
|Expressions of interest invited||18 September to
6 November 2019
|Evaluation of expressions of interest||November 2019 to June 2020|
|Sites open for competitive applications||15 June 2020|
|Closing date for applications||14 September 2020|
|Application evaluation and scoring period||September to December 2020|
|Sites awarded to successful applications||December 2020|
|► Detailed site investigations, final FLS review of proposals and signing of option||February 2021 onwards|