Pennine Community Power was started in 2012, by members of the community in the upper Calder Valley and particularly inspired and supported by Blackshaw Environmental Action Team. It currently has 63 members.
Pennine community Power was established with the following objects:
To build a sustainable community, environmentally, socially and economically
To develop the profitable supply of energy from renewable resources for thebenefit of the community
To ensure the democratic control of renewable energy resources through the opportunity for residents to invest and control such resources.
To ensure that the value from development of renewable energy resources shall be retained within the local economy.
To create local sustainable livelihoods
To provide support to other organisations with similar aims
To educate and inform the general public around the issues of sustainability, climate change and renewable energy.
The principal activity to date has been the creation of a community investment offer to install a 10kW wind turbine in the parish of Blackshaw Head and a Solar PV array on a local primary school.
Pennine Community Power is a Community Benefit Society registered with the Financial Conduct Authority.