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Bath &West Community Energy

Cooperative

Bath &West Community Energy has installed 12.35MW of renewable energy, enough to power nearly 4,000 homes and reducing carbon emissions equivalent to the carbon footprint of nearly 1,000 B&NES residents. This includes...

Bath &West Community Energy

Cooperative

Bath &West Community Energy has installed 12.35MW of renewable energy, enough to power nearly 4,000 homes and reducing carbon emissions equivalent to the carbon footprint of nearly 1,000 B&NES residents. This includes solar PVs on the roofs of eleven schools and four community buildings, five ground-mounted solar arrays and a modern waterwheel. In addition to the installation of renewable energy, they have carried out projects around energy efficiency and energy demand management.

Responsible Contact(s)

https://www.bwce.coop/contact_bath_west/ 

nick.bird@bwce.coop 

Brixton Energy

Cooperative

Brixton Energy is part of Repowering London. They create cooperatively-owned renewable energy projects, which means that once completed, they become cooperatives themselves. These projects are managed democratically and...

Brixton Energy

Cooperative

Brixton Energy is part of Repowering London. They create cooperatively-owned renewable energy projects, which means that once completed, they become cooperatives themselves. These projects are managed democratically and benefit the local communities. Through their projects, Brixton Energy is able to generate energy, increase the community’s energy resilience and security and raise awareness about energy poverty and efficiency. Amongst their goals, they have lowering energy costs for local residents, reduction CO2 emissions and creating opportunities for local and responsible financial investment.

Relation to DECIDE

Brixton Energy is an Energy Community, and it counts three completed projects so far.

CLUE Project

H2020 Project

CLUE - Climate Neutral Urban Districts in Europe is an INTERREG IVC project with the main areas of work being in conceptualising, planning, demonstrating and replicating local user-friendly Energy Communities. CLUE is a...

#research #industry

CLUE Project

H2020 Project

CLUE - Climate Neutral Urban Districts in Europe is an INTERREG IVC project with the main areas of work being in conceptualising, planning, demonstrating and replicating local user-friendly Energy Communities. CLUE is a consortium of local and regional authorities and universities from 9 European countries aiming to increase the local and regional capacity in policy development, in order to facilitate the implementation and assessment of new solutions and technologies for a low carbon economy in urban areas.

Relation to DECIDE

CLUE is developing a high-quality toolkit for planning and the operation of Local Energy Communities, which can be used as a model for new Energy Communities and energy systems.

#research #industry

Community Energy Plus

Network

Community Energy Plus is an award-winning social enterprise providing energy knowledge in order to help householders in Cornwall enjoy warmer, energy efficient homes as part of a more sustainable future. They work in...

#support #households #energyefficiency

Community Energy Plus

Network

Community Energy Plus is an award-winning social enterprise providing energy knowledge in order to help householders in Cornwall enjoy warmer, energy efficient homes as part of a more sustainable future. They work in partnership with a wide range of public, private and third sector organisations to support a variety of innovative projects relating to energy efficiency and renewable energy, including community ownership models.

Relation to DECIDE

Community energy Plus provides information support on setting up energy communities on a local level in the UK.

Responsible Contact(s)

advice@cep.org.uk

#support #households #energyefficiency

Community Energy Wales

Network

Community Energy Wales is a not for profit organisation that provides assistance to community groups working on energy projects in Wales, allowing community energy projects to flourish and communities to prosper. They...

Community Energy Wales

Network

Community Energy Wales is a not for profit organisation that provides assistance to community groups working on energy projects in Wales, allowing community energy projects to flourish and communities to prosper. They support groups in developing their projects by providing them a platform for experience and knowledge-exchange. They also gather evidence and advocate and influence the formation of energy policy in Wales in support of delivering clear community energy targets.

Relation to DECIDE

Community Energy Wales is part of a wider network of Energy Communities

Responsible Contact(s)

info@communityenergywales.org.uk

Energy4all

Network

Energy4all was created by Baywind Co-operative to develop other energy projects across the UK. The network is part of REScoop eu. They support communities to develop innovative renewable energy projects, raise funds,...

Energy4all

Network

Energy4all was created by Baywind Co-operative to develop other energy projects across the UK. The network is part of REScoop eu. They support communities to develop innovative renewable energy projects, raise funds, support the construction process and contribute to long term management.

Relation to DECIDE

Energy4All is a large network of 30 independent renewable-energy co-operatives.

Responsible Contact(s)

info@energy4all.co.uk

Local Energy Scotland

Consortium

Local Energy Scotland administers and manages the Scottish Government's Community and Renewable Energy Scheme (CARES), established by the government to encourage local and community ownership of renewable energy and to...

Local Energy Scotland

Consortium

Local Energy Scotland administers and manages the Scottish Government's Community and Renewable Energy Scheme (CARES), established by the government to encourage local and community ownership of renewable energy and to help maximise the benefits of renewable energy systems to communities - both commercial or community-owned. Local Energy Scotland gives advice and supports shared ownership projects and local energy systems at every stage - from initial planning, through development and funding applications, right up to and beyond the launch.

Relation to DECIDE

Local Energy Scotland has carried out several prohects and pieces of research in the scope of Energy Communities

OVESCO The Ouse Valley Energy Services Company

Non-profit organisation

Ovesco develops community-owned renewable energy projects in East Sussex in the run to becoming zero carbon. They work in partnership with schools, businesses and community groups. 

OVESCO The Ouse Valley Energy Services Company

Non-profit organisation

Ovesco develops community-owned renewable energy projects in East Sussex in the run to becoming zero carbon. They work in partnership with schools, businesses and community groups. 

Relation to DECIDE

Ovesco creates community owned renewable generation assets in order to make the town carbon neutral. So far they have built over 5.25 MW towards their target. They have already completed 9 projects in the realm of renewable energy and energy communities, and they have more in store.

Repowering

Network

Repowering empowers communities to develop their own clean energy co-ops. They help them by sharing their knowledge in support of a sustainable future,to  support people living in fuel poverty and help organisations...

Repowering

Network

Repowering empowers communities to develop their own clean energy co-ops. They help them by sharing their knowledge in support of a sustainable future,to  support people living in fuel poverty and help organisations demonstrate social and sustainable leadership.

Relation to DECIDE

Repowering provides the tools and the expertise that enable communities to develop and own renewable energy, thereby fostering the creation of Energy Communities.

Responsible Contact(s)

info@repowering.org.uk