Local Energy Systems Scottish Industry Network (LESSIN)

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

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

Supported by LESSIN’s new online collaboration platform, Energy Systems Catapult, Energy Technology Partnership and other innovation support organisations are working with Scottish industry to identify challenges and opportunities in delivering Local Energy Systems.

​Become part of the LESSIN. It’s free to be a member! ​

  • Is your business part of the energy sector in Scotland? ​Or could it be in future?
  • Might your business be able to help “LESSIN” the CO2 in local energy systems? ​
  • Would you like to contribute to the major transformation of how we produce, consume and balance energy in local energy systems in Scotland and beyond?
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LESSIN member benefits

Scottish industry and energy sector members will be supported via LESSIN to: ​

  • Help build Local Energy Systems consortiums and attract investment for successful demonstration of commercial projects, at scale, in Scotland and internationally​
  • Make connections within a dedicated online network collaboration space ​
  • Provide a greater understanding about the changes to future energy markets, local energy systems integration and energy transition to Net Zero greenhouse gas emissions
  • Share industry challenges and identify opportunities
  • Help share your learning with the Local Energy Systems
  • Help collaborative ways of working across the industry and sectors
  • Provide direct SME business development support via 1:2:1 business development surgeries

What next?

  • SMEs are invited to sign up for LESSIN SME’s 1:2:1 Support via Energy Systems Catapult’s Energy Launchpad.
  • To find out more or to get involved in LESSIN activities contact us: Lessin@es.catapult.org.uk



Launch Event took place on 17th February 2021.

On 17th February 2021, the Local Energy Systems Scottish Industry Network (LESSIN) launch event. This provided an opportunity for attendees to hear from Scottish leaders in government, academia and industry on how this new network hopes to strengthen Local Energy Systems innovation and the sector.

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First Engagement Wave Kick-off Event

On 18th May 2021, we hosted the first Local Energy Systems Scottish Industry Network (LESSIN) first engagement wave kick-off event. The event focussed on the main opportunities that Local Energy Systems in Scotland present and also dug into the digital integration challenge.

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Hydrogen and Zero Emission Mobility Themes Kick-off Event

On 7th October 2021, Local Energy Systems Local Industry Network (LESSIN) kicked-off its next wave of engagement activity with a focus on Hydrogen and Zero Emission Mobility.

Attendees heard from Scottish Government, Scottish Enterprise, Transport Scotland and other organisations shaping the integration of Hydrogen and Zero Emission Mobility in Local Energy Systems.

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