Energy systems

Scotland is the ideal location for your next energy project. There are immediate opportunities across our energy systems supply chain - from hydrogen and energy networks to low carbon heat and transport. And we'll help you access the right skills, R&D facilities and support to help you succeed.

Did you know?

Scotland’s net zero greenhouse gas emissions target for 2045 will halt Scotland’s contribution to global climate change within one generation.

75% emissions reduction by 2030

Scotland has the toughest statutory emissions target in the world.

Energy demand 50% from renewables

By 2030, half of Scotland’s total energy demand (electricity, heat and transport) to be supplied by renewable sources.

100% green hydrogen-to-homes gas network

is another world first for Scotland.

Tackling climate change head on

Unique opportunities for energy demand, supply and storage applications

Scotland is leading the way in energy systems innovation. We have the resources, the expertise and the ambition to rise to the challenges of the climate change emergency.

Scotland is committed to decarbonising its economy for the benefit of our environment, our people and our prosperity. Scotland was the first country in the world to declare a climate change emergency and the government has shown global leadership in setting world-leading targets.

Scotland’s development of trailblazing energy system solutions and culture of innovation have firmly established the country as a world leader in this field.

In Scotland, there is a holistic approach to energy systems. Businesses understand the pivotal role that the integration and optimisation of electricity, heat and transport networks will play in reaching net zero emissions.

Finally, Scotland's ambitious integrated energy strategy lays out a long-term vision for energy systems in Scotland. It will create new and unique opportunities for energy demand, supply and storage in domestic, commercial and industrial applications.

Energy systems opportunities in Scotland

What Scotland can offer your energy company

Join a community with innovation at its heart

Scotland’s innovation ecosystem and experienced energy supply chain are globally recognised as being leaders of low carbon innovation. You’ll be able to take your R&D to the next level thanks to our connected infrastructure and outstanding level of academic and industry collaboration.

Scotland has pioneered dozens of world-leading energy systems projects, including the UK’s first smart grid system, green hydrogen from tidal power and the world’s first use of tidal power to provide baseload generation in Orkney. Our innovation and expertise have been instrumental in demonstrating how energy systems can maximise renewable energy use, reduce costs and provide energy stability.

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Access the skills and talent you need

We often say that people are our greatest asset and in fact, our workforce is internationally recognised as one of the best-trained, most reliable and cost-competitive labour forces in the world. This, combined with our famous work ethic, means that your company will benefit from a hard-working, dependable and diverse workforce, which in turn means stability and reassurance for your business.

When it comes to energy systems skills, you’ll find the talent you need in Scotland.

More about Scotland's people, skills and talent

Benefit from ongoing support

From the moment you touch down in Scotland, you become part of something much bigger. One of the things that sets Scotland apart from the rest is our globally-recognised public and private sector partnership approach to achieve a shared industry ambition. This is led and supported by strong industry voices, such as the Local Energy Systems Scottish Industry Network and Scottish Renewables.

And the support doesn’t end when you make the move. We are committed to your growth in Scotland, by taking the time to understand your needs now and in the future. We have the tools to take your business to the next level, whether it’s identifying investment, developing your business strategy, upskilling your staff or improving your business processes.

How we can help

Scotland's technology expertise

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Need help?

If you have a question about energy systems opportunities in Scotland, our team of advisers can help.