We are running the project of replacing the gas and oil boilers of 4 million UK homes and business with renewable alternatives of biomass wood pellet boilers, that are carbon ...
The Springbok Sustainable Wood Heat Co-operative
Springbok Sustainable Wood Heat Co-operative operates a wood chip fuelled district heating system on the Springbok Estate near Alfold, Surrey. The estate does not have access to the gas grid ...
Local energy enterprise support
CfR helps local energy enterprises go from pub chat to company set-up, business planning, feasibility, community engagement, project development, financing, procurement and operations.
Energy spend is a significant drain ...
Community-Led heat projects
There is increasing interest in the UK in developing more heat networks at a range of scales, from two or more buildings connected together up to whole towns and districts ...
Energise London CIC
Energise London CIC is a social enterprise helping consumers, businesses and public sector organisations save and make energy and money. We achieve this by empowering them to take control of ...
Warm & well
In June 2016, PEC were awarded almost £500,000 from the Big Lottery Fund to use for 4 years to help disabled people in Plymouth stay warm and well. They can ...
Brampton and Beyond Energy Ltd
A 500kW anaerobic digestion plant on Carlisle Airport
From feasibility grants and community share offers to commercial investment, CfR can help raise the funds required to make your local energy project happen.
CfR have a track record ...
Let's Talk Energy Liverpool
3 linked workshops about where energy comes from, how it is controlled by the Big 6 and Government and what we can do to build energy-secure and low carbon communities ...
Local Energy Scotland
Local Energy Scotland is a consortium made up of the Energy Saving Trust (EST), Changeworks, The Energy Agency, Scarf and The Wise Group. Local Energy Scotland administers and manages the ...
Smart and local energy market development
The future of energy is locally generated, locally owned, low carbon and smart. The development of smart energy technologies provides the potential to change the way households, businesses and communities ...
Big Energy Idea 2017 (Fund)
Ignite are looking for the brightest business ideas that use energy to make a difference in people’s lives. If you have an energy related idea, and are looking for investment ...
Transition Eynsham Area (GreenTEA)
A member of the Transition Towns movement, founded to give local people resilience to the problems caused by Climate Change.
Our group was founded in January 2009 and now ...
Ready made information sheets
The Centre for Sustainable Energy (CSE) publishes a popular series of energy advice leaflets, printed and downloaded in their tens of thousands already. Almost everything to do with domestic energy ...
We are a group of volunteers, activists and practitioners involved in Community Energy in the Greater Manchester area.
We meet to network, share information and grew the Community Energy ...
CfR is helping communities and renewable energy companies work together to develop and deliver shared ownership models for MW-scale solar and wind projects. The CfR team has extensive experience of ...
How to identify suitable areas for onshore wind developments
CSE has produced a 32-page guidance note designed to help community groups identify suitable areas for onshore wind development in their Neighbourhood Plan.
This is in response to a ...
Northern Powergrid 2017 Community Energy Seed Fund
Northern Powergrid are offering local groups the chance to secure funding to kick-start their own community energy project.
The Community Energy Seed Fund is offering grants from £1,000 to ...
Local Authorities and Community Energy
This project shares information about collaboration between community energy groups and local authorities. This could include partnership projects between communities and local authorities or examples of local authorities who have ...
A Guide to connecting to the electrical network for community energy groups
This guide is for non-technical people who wish to get an electricity connection for new community generation schemes.
It provides an introduction to the grid and an overview of ...
Grand Union Community Energy Ltd. (GUCE)
The objects of the Society shall be to carry on any business for the benefit of the community by:
a) promoting reductions in carbon emissions and the sustainable use of ...
Furzedown Low Carbon Zone
The Furzedown Low Carbon Zone is a community initiative working to reduce its dependence on fossil fuel energy, while developing local understanding of issues around sustainability and the environment.
Greater Fishponds Energy Group
A community energy group based in Greater Fishponds, Bristol helping Fishponds, Hillfields and Eastville reduce energy use.
Supporting community action on energy – training and resources
TRAINING FOR COMMUNITY ENERGY
The Centre for Sustainable Energy (CSE) has extensive experience in training community groups on energy projects and low carbon planning, including community-led renewable energy schemes, ...
The Montessori Place Primary School, Uckfield
Annan Court in Uckfield is undergoing a gradual refurbishment by The Montessori Place in order to be used as a school. The site is set in beautiful protected woodland near ...
Communities for Renewables CIC
CfR is a specialist advisory company that helps local energy enterprises, local authorities and commercial developers to develop, finance and manage renewable energy generation schemes that are owned by and ...
Bristol Community Energy Fund
Bristol City Council has launched its new community energy website http://www.bristolcommunityenergy.co.uk/
Funded by the Department of Energy and Climate Change, Bristol City Council is undertaking an exciting programme ...
Streatham Power is a community-owned social enterprise that exists to enable the local community to lead Streatham’s transition to a resilient and zero carbon energy future.
The organisation evolved ...
Urban Community Energy Fund
Funding for community energy projects
CSE is administering, with Pure Leapfrog, the government-funded £10m Urban Community Energy Fund (UCEF) which was launched in November 2014. The scheme funds community ...
Wellington Baptist church and community centre biomass boiler
Last year we replaced a very old oil boiler with a new froling p4 100 kW pellet boiler in the community centre
Due to the short time to complete ...
Connecting Community Energy: A guide to getting a network connection
This national guide written by Regen SW on behalf of the Electricity Networks Association (ENA) is for people developing community energy projects who want to get a connection to the ...
Community Renewables Biomass module
This guide will assist with installing biomass energy project in England and help you understand the steps needed to deliver a project. The Community Renewables Toolkit is designed as a ...
Community Renewables Hydro module
This guide will assist with developing a hydropower scheme in England and help you understand the steps needed to deliver a project. The Community Renewables Toolkit is designed as a ...
Community Renewables Solar PV module
This guide will assist with developing a solar PV scheme in England and help you understand the steps needed to deliver a project. The Community Renewables Toolkit is designed as ...
Community Renewables Solar Thermal module
This guide will assist with installing solar thermal systems in England and help you understand the steps needed to deliver a project. The Community Renewables Toolkit is designed as a ...
Community Renewables Wind module
This guide will assist with installing wind turbines in England and help you understand the steps needed to deliver a project. The Community Renewables Toolkit is designed as a reference ...
A step by step guide to connecting to the electrical network for community energy groups.
Electricity Storage Guide for Communities and Independent Developers
RegenSW has been working with the Energy Networks Association and the DNO’s to produce this guide on connecting electricity storage to the network.
Connecting Community Energy: A Guide to Getting a Network Connection
This guide is for people developing community energy projects who want to get a connection to the electricity network. It provides an introduction to the electricity network and an overview ...
Community Energy Videos
These short films from CSE's PlanLoCaL toolkit aim to support communities and groups who wish to set up community-scale renewable energy projects
Community Renewables Project Plan toolkit
If your group is proceeding with a project, you will need to start compiling a project development plan. A Project Plan template can be downloaded here. This should be populated ...