The second stage of Scotland’s pilot energy efficiency funding scheme (SEEP) began this week with a pot of £11m ($13.7m) made available to local authorities.
The funds will help councils test new residential, commercial and community energy-saving approaches, which can then be taken forward when the scheme is rolled out fully in 2018, the government said.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced the latest phase this week at the new Silverdale Nursery in Dalmarnock. The nursery received over £60,000 from the first round of SEEP funding in June 2016, enabling it to connect to an energy centre built as part of the 2014 Commonwealth Games athletes’ village.
The energy centre houses a combined heat and power (CHP) plant, three boilers and thermal storage and will provide heating and hot water for the nursery.
The funds are part of a £600,000 grant given to Glasgow City Council for residential and commercial energy efficiency projects being carried out over the next two years.