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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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, ...
Greater Fishponds Energy Group
A community energy group based in Greater Fishponds, Bristol helping Fishponds, Hillfields and Eastville reduce energy use.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Community Renewables Heat Pump module
This guide will assist with developing a heat pump project in England and highlight the key differences between a renewable heat and renewable electricity project.
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 ...
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 ...
Government Hydropower Guidance
Advice on the environment protection aspects of designing, building and operating a hydropower scheme.
Environmental Impact Assessment and Energy Projects
Advice and guidance about Environmental Impact Assessments.
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 ...
Planning Practice Guidance
Government planning policy and guidance.
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 ...