LCITP: The transition to a low carbon economy - projects, progress and next steps

LCITP: The transition to a low carbon economy - projects, progress and next steps

16 May 2019, 14:00 - 15:30

Hall 1

This 90-minute conference session, a first for All-Energy and Dcarbonise, aims to showcase some of the major projects supported by Scotland’s Low Carbon Infrastructure Transition Programme (LCITP), what’s been achieved, and specific challenges which have been faced and overcome The session will also generate discussion around the future context for low carbon infrastructure development.

Conference delegates attending the session will also be invited to speak to projects representatives and LCITP partners on the Team Scotland stand after the session if they wish to discuss specific projects and how the lessons from LCITP can be integrated into new project delivery.

Welcome and introductions
Andy McDonald, Scottish Enterprise

Low carbon infrastructure: The Scottish Government vision
Sue Kearns, Deputy Director, Low Carbon and Consumer Division, Scottish Government 

Glenrothes Energy Network
Ross Tulloch, Programme Manager, Fife Council

Fair Isle: Local energy system
Susan Clark, Director, Great Glen Consulting 

Tackling fuel poverty and grid balancing with smart electric storage heat 
Nicola Mahmood, Project Manager, ENGIE - UK & Ireland

Smart Marine Energy Storage: Tidal Energy Storage System (TESS)
Seumas MacKenzie, Project Manager, Nova Innovation 

LCITP - programme lessons learned and focus on partnership delivery
Stephen Vere, Associate Director, Scottish Futures Trust  

Q&A and panel discussion
Supporting Low Carbon Infrastructure

Topic areas:

  • Supply chain – what are the opportunities?
  • The importance of robust business case development 
  • The future for low carbon infrastructure development, finance, route to commercialisation?
  • Consumer buy in

Panelist: Michelle Howell, Scottish Enterprise

Summing up and close
Veronica Noone, Team Leader, Energy Strategy and Emerging Technologies Strategy and Sectors, Scottish Enterprise

Programme subject to change 


  • Nicola Mahmood


    Project Manager


    Nicola works for ENGIE Urban Energy in their Business Development function, responsible for new business and the ongoing expansion of ENGIE’s...

  • Stephen Vere


    Low Carbon

    Scottish Futures Trust

    Stephen is a project financier and qualified Chartered Accountant currently specialising in the energy and low carbon sector. Stephen worked with...

  • Audrey MacIver


    Director of Energy and Low Carbon

    Highlands and Islands Enterprise

    Since graduating from Aberdeen University in Agricultural Economics, Audrey has dedicated her career to economic and community development of the...

  • Seumas MacKenzie


    Project Manager

    Nova Innovation

    Seumas is a Project Manager at Nova and is the lead for Nova's £25m+ tidal project portfolio. Seumas led the successful delivery of Nova's tidal...

  • Ross Tulloch


    Programme Manager

    Fife Council

    Ross is the programme manager for the recently commissioned Glenrothes District Heating System - Glenrothes Energy Network. He was responsible for...

  • Susan Clark



    Great Glen Consulting

    Susan worked in large complex projects from 2004 to 2011 and in 2012 set up Great Glen consulting to focus on smaller projects which delivered...

  • Sue Kearns


    Deputy Director, Consumers & Low Carbon Division

    Scottish Government

    Sue’s has held various policy posts including on enterprise education, regional policy, and information technology. As a previous Head of...