Key Priorities

The Dumfries and Galloway Renewable Energy Action Plan, which provides a coordinating framework for action, is centred round the three themes of Communication, Capacity Building and Partnership. The key priorities and actions that have been identified under each of these themes are:

Communication
Priorities Actions Achievements
  • provision of information and coordination of activity
  • mapping and promoting business capacity
  • marketing opportunities through the use of supplier events
  • provision of local supply sourcing services/supplier database
  • website for the provision of information and marketing opportunities
  • up skilling and training opportunities
  • business directory
  • coordinated supplier events
  • website live June 2014
  • up skilling and training opportunities - ongoing
  • business directory located on website – live June 2014
  • Domestic Renewables Exhibition – 22 February 2014
  • 5 Meet the Buyer Events
    • Community Wind Power – 25 February 2014 (Sanquhar)
    • Community Wind Power – 1 April 2014 (Wigtown)
    • Community Wind Power – 2 April 2014 (Dumfries)
    • Vattenfall – 1 May 2014 (Dumfries)
    • Banks Renewables – 22 May 2014 (Gatehouse of Fleet)

 

Capacity Building
Priorities Actions Achievements
  • supporting capacity building in supply side, including through referrals
  • reviewing and promoting opportunities for new skills development activity
  • provision of technical information / signposting to support micro generation activity
  • accessing funds for renewable energy projects
  • business referral to relevant agencies
  • Supplier Development Training sessions
  • single point of contact set up through the website
  • ongoing
  • 2 Supplier Development Training sessions
    • 20 May 2014 – Stranraer
    • 29 May 2014 – Dumfries 
  • website live June 2014

 

Partnership
Priorities Actions Achievements
  • developing new networks within the industry
  • researching future opportunities
  • providing a focus for economic / skills development support for community benefits income
  • driving policy and initiatives that support the sector
  • D&G Renewable Partnership has made a commitment to meet on a quarterly basis
  • the role of the group is to focus on providing a strategic leadership, oversight and support to the wide range of public and private sector organisations currently active in, or with a responsibility for, the sector
  • developing the strategic framework and agreeing the priorities within an Action Plan format
  • reviewed by the Partnership on an annual basis to reflect progress and wider external changes
  • DG Renewables Partnership Meetings
    • 29 October 2013
    • 25 February 2014
  • launch of Action Plan 25 February 2014
  • action plan to be updated annually 
  • action plan to be updated annually

 

Communication
Priorities:
  • provision of information and coordination of activity
  • mapping and promoting business capacity
  • marketing opportunities through the use of supplier events
  • provision of local supply sourcing services/supplier database
Actions:
  • website for the provision of information and marketing opportunities
  • up skilling and training opportunities
  • business directory
  • coordinated supplier events
Achievements:
  • website live June 2014
  • up skilling and training opportunities - ongoing
  • business directory located on website – live June 2014
  • Domestic Renewables Exhibition – 22 February 2014
  • 5 Meet the Buyer Events
    • Community Wind Power – 25 February 2014 (Sanquhar)
    • Community Wind Power – 1 April 2014 (Wigtown)
    • Community Wind Power – 2 April 2014 (Dumfries)
    • Vattenfall – 1 May 2014 (Dumfries)
    • Banks Renewables – 22 May 2014 (Gatehouse of Fleet)

 

Capacity Building
Priorities:
  • supporting capacity building in supply side, including through referrals
  • reviewing and promoting opportunities for new skills development activity
  • provision of technical information / signposting to support micro generation activity
  • accessing funds for renewable energy projects
Actions:
  • business referral to relevant agencies
  • Supplier Development Training sessions
  • single point of contact set up through the website
Achievements:
  • ongoing
  • 2 Supplier Development Training sessions
    • 20 May 2014 – Stranraer
    • 29 May 2014 – Dumfries 
  • website live June 2014

 

Partnership
Priorities:
  • developing new networks within the industry
  • researching future opportunities
  • providing a focus for economic / skills development support for community benefits income
  • driving policy and initiatives that support the sector
Actions:
  • D&G Renewable Partnership has made a commitment to meet on a quarterly basis
  • the role of the group is to focus on providing a strategic leadership, oversight and support to the wide range of public and private sector organisations currently active in, or with a responsibility for, the sector
  • developing the strategic framework and agreeing the priorities within an Action Plan format
  • reviewed by the Partnership on an annual basis to reflect progress and wider external changes
Achievements:
  • DG Renewables Partnership Meetings
    • 29 October 2013
    • 25 February 2014
  • launch of Action Plan 25 February 2014
  • action plan to be updated annually 
  • action plan to be updated annually