As set out in Scotland’s energy strategy, the Scottish Government has set targets for the equivalent of 50% of the energy for electricity, heat and transport consumption in Scotland to come from renewable energy by 2030 (estimated at 25.4% in 2020).

Access to high quality reliable data is essential in providing the evidence base to inform the development and implementation of effective energy policies and track progress. This project develops new and improved methodologies for collecting and assessing energy data in Scotland on some categories of electricity and heat demand.

For electricity, this involves: electricity use in properties; electricity use for heat pumps; and low-carbon energy use in transport.

For heat, this involves: weather correcting heat demand; heat demand across different fuels and sectors in Scotland; and emissions factors for different heating fuels and sectors.