COMMUNITY ENERGY

Expertise

  • Jodie Giles, senior manager - community energy lead

    Jodie is a senior project manager responsible for the delivery of Regen’s community energy support programme. Jodie engages with communities, developers and the wider renewable energy industry to support communities in the development of sustainable energy projects. Read more

  • Olly Frankland, project manager - heat and built environment lead

    Olly manages a number of project and has developed a specialism heat and microgeneration. He works across a large spectrum of technologies, provides policy updates for the industry and is involved in supporting the sector deliver a renewable heat revolution. Read more

  • Chloe Uden, producer - arts and energy lead

    Chloe is responsible for producing Regen’s arts and energy programme to help the sector reach new audiences. Read more

Projects

  • Peer Power

    Peer Power aims to inspire the setup of new community energy groups in Dorset, and to support existing groups in Devon and Dorset through local peer networks to achieve their energy ambitions. We want to help groups do more local clean energy projects that have a benefit to communities. Read more

  • Community Energy Accelerator

    The Community Energy Accelerator directly supports over 30 community energy groups alongside training and events. Read more

  • Engaging communities in network innovation

    Aims to look at how to positively engage local communities in network innovation. Read more

  • Innovative local energy models

    Friends Provident Foundation funded project on building local economic resilience through democratic local energy models Read more

Recent Publications

Recent Insights

  • First ever community dinner with a DNO, 15 December 2017

    On Tuesday 40 community representatives from across the south west had dinner with their Distribution Network Operator (DNO), following a muddy winter walk to see the Castle Drogo hydropower and biomass projects on Dartmoor. It was a unique opportunity for community groups to learn more about renewable energy systems, and discuss their innovative community energy project ideas with one of Western Power Distribution’s (WPD) leading engineers in an informal setting. Read more

  • Taking the Power Back, 8 December 2017

    As our energy system changes, people are increasingly aware of the amount we pay, the carbon impact and their opportunity to have more control of how they generate and use energy. The seismic shift from centralised fossil fuel generation to decentralised renewables, perhaps the biggest change since the arrival of that national grid, is a huge opportunity to rethink the energy system. Read more

  • Community energy groups are getting candidates thinking about climate and energy policy, 11 May 2017

    Regen have been asking community energy groups to join us in making contact with candidates to ask them what their position is on climate and energy policy, and how they will support community energy if elected. Read more

  • Communities could be at the forefront of energy network innovation, 23 February 2017

    We have just published a guide that explores how communities can participate in the shift to a smarter more flexible energy system. It is essential communities are involved, so that they can help assist with the systemic changes that will affect how we generate, supply and use electricity in the future. Read more