Chloe Uden speaks to Jodie Giles and others at The Community Energy Spring Gathering and we see how bringing these groups together to share knowledge, advice and experience is vital to supporting a move to a more democratic, decentralised energy system.

Regen's Community Energy Accelerator was a three year project funded by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, and aimed to speed up the delivery of community energy. Regen did this by running a network of over 200 community energy groups and providing one-one technical and engagement support to 32 communities in our network.

Regen's work enables community energy groups to share learning about innovative models, recognise and harness the resources they need, build partnerships, and engage the skills and commitment of their whole community.

Through the Community Energy Accelerator, Regen have:

Provided over 500 hours of one-one project development support to 32 community energy groups
Run a peer network of over 200 community energy groups
Sent 125 news updates on funding, policy, and stories that affect the sector

Delivered 38 training and networking events, with 3673 participants
Developed and shared community guidance, toolkits and resources
Facilitated partnerships between businesses, local authorities and communities