Local Energy Systems - Scottish Industry Network

Support provided by Scottish Enterprise Energy Technology Partnership Highlands and Islands Enterprise South of Scotland Enterprise

What does this involve?

The Local Energy Systems Scottish Industry Network (LESSIN) is a cluster-building initiative that brings together manufacturers, project developers, technology companies, innovation support organisations, knowledge communities, and investors to cultivate the low carbon economy in Scotland and beyond.

LESSIN will help members of the Scottish industry and energy sector to: ​

  • build local energy system consortia and attract investment for commercial projects, at scale, in Scotland and internationally​
  • make connections within a dedicated online network collaboration space ​
  • understand the changes to future energy markets, local energy systems integration and energy transition to net zero greenhouse gas emissions
  • find out about industry challenges and opportunities
  • explore collaborative ways of working across the industry and sectors

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) can also receive business development support through one-to-one business development surgeries.

LESSIN is led by Energy Systems Catapult in collaboration with the Energy Technology Partnership (ETP) on behalf of Scottish Enterprise, Highlands and Islands Enterprise and South of Scotland Enterprise. ​The project is part-funded by the 2014–2020 European Structural and Investment Fund.

Am I eligible?

The network is open to all businesses and other organisations with an interest in local energy systems in Scotland.

The one-to-one support is available to Scottish small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) only.

What does this cost?

This is a free service.

Who is this for?

Businesses with an interest in local energy systems in Scotland.

How long does this take?

The network runs various events each month, and also offers one-to-one support for SMEs. Network members can choose which areas of activity they wish to engage in based on the time they have available.

Next steps

Visit the LESSIN website for more information.

Support provided by Scottish Enterprise Energy Technology Partnership Highlands and Islands Enterprise South of Scotland Enterprise

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