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Funding support under Transformational Low Carbon Demonstrator Call: FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

FOI reference: FOI/17/01488
Date received: 27 June 2017
Date responded: 11 July 2017

Information requested

  1. Of the 13 successful applications for funding support under the Transformational Low Carbon Demonstrator Call in the Low Carbon Infrastructure Transition Programme, how many were based in each local authority area?

  2. Of the 28 unsuccessful applications for funding support under the Transformational Low Carbon Demonstrator Call in the Low Carbon Infrastructure Transition Programme, how many were based in each local authority area?

Response

The Low Carbon Infrastructure Transition Programme received 41 Expressions of Interest for the Transformational Low Carbon Demonstrator Call. The applications were evaluated on their ability to contribute towards ten criteria, of which the following were mandatory criteria and had to be met by all projects being taken forward:

  • an innovative approach to cross sector collaboration and/or partnership to ensure successful project delivery;

  • the potential to deliver a significant reduction of greenhouse gas emissions (MtCO2e)and energy consumption;

  • the ability to secure other sources of funding/finance that make a minimum of 50% contribution towards the cost of the project;

  • the potential to have a positive and significant social and economic impact on Scotland;

  • sets out clearly the requirement for and value added from LCITP support;

  • will be fully operational by September 2018, where 'operational' means the completion of such procedures and tests in order to demonstrate that the generating station is capable of commercial operation.

Further details on the eligibility criteria for the Low Carbon Demonstrator Call is available on the LCITP website.

http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Business-Industry/Energy/Action/lowcarbon/LCITP/TransformDemonstrate/about-the-invitation

  1. Please see table below that sets out the number of projects awarded support by local authority area:
Local Authority Area No. of Projects
Argyll and Bute Council, Orkney Islands Council, Glasgow City Council 1 (3 locations)
Falkirk Council 1
Fife Council 1
North Ayrshire Council 1
Stirling Council 1
West Dunbartonshire Council 1
Glasgow City Council, North Lanarkshire Council, South Lanarkshire Council 1 (Multiple locations within 3 Local Authorities)
Dundee City Council 2
Glasgow City Council 2
Shetland Islands Council 2
Total 13

Further information on these projects has been available on the LCITP website since May 2017 at:

http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Business-Industry/Energy/Action/lowcarbon/LCITP/TransformDemonstrate

  1. Please see table below that sets out the local authority area of the 28 unsuccessful project funding requests:
Local Authority Area No. of Projects
City of Edinburgh Council, Dumfries and Galloway Council, Perth and Kinross Council 1
North Lanarkshire Council 1
Perth and Kinross Council 1
Shetland Islands Council 1
South Ayrshire Council 1
South Lanarkshire Council 1
Aberdeenshire Council 2
City of Edinburgh Council 2
Glasgow City Council 2
Highland Council 2
Midlothian Council 2
No indentified location 2
Orkney Islands Council 2
Renfrewshire Council 2
Dumfries and Galloway Council 3
Fife Council 3
Total 28

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Contact

Please quote the FOI reference

Central Enquiry Unit
Email: ceu@gov.scot
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrew's House
Regent Road
Edinburgh
EH1 3DG

Published:
21 Jul 2017
Funding support under Transformational Low Carbon Demonstrator Call: FOI release