What is community and local energy?
At the heart of all our community energy projects is the importance of working with communities and bringing benefits to the local area.
As the name suggests, community energy projects are often run by local community groups. But there are lots of different groups and organisations involved in community energy projects including local authorities, housing associations, intermediary or advisory organisations and local businesses. Some local energy projects may have a commercial aspect, but are also likely to benefit their local area and community.
Through a community energy project you can take control of how energy is generated and consumed. You’ll also be doing your bit for climate change as community energy provides clean, efficient and affordable ways to power schools, hospitals, local government buildings, high streets and so on.
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