Aims and Objectives

  • To encourage the preferential use of renewable energy in Orkney
  • To debate the best technical and sustainable options for increasing renewable energy and energy efficiency in Orkney
  • Facilitate Research and Development in renewable energy and energy efficiency
  • Disseminate information on renewable energy and energy efficiency
  • To lobby on the strategic issues affecting the development of a renewable energy sector in Orkney
  • To act as a consultative body on issues related to connecting Orkney to renewable energy markets

Mission Statement

Promote all forms of renewable energy, and energy efficiency, and encourage such activities to be of benefit to the Orkney community and sustainability lies at the heart of this. The combined goal of reducing energy consumption and increasing the proportion of Orkney’s energy supply that comes from renewable sources makes a contribution to global efforts to mitigate global warming, but additionally offers local economic and social benefits:

  • Energy saving reduces costs to households and to businesses, increasing sustainability of the local economy and community
  • The potential for building local expertise on renewable energy, becoming a test-bed for new technologies, thus creating limited local employment, with the possibility of exporting expertise
  • As a centre of production for renewable energy, exporting to other areas, thus generating local employment maintaining and servicing production equipment, as well as providing farmers in Orkney with another avenue for diversification.