The Devon Community Energy Impact Report by Regen provides an insight into community energy activity in Devon, commissioned by Devon County Council on behalf of the 23 community energy groups across the county. Together with the Devon Association for Renewable Energy (DARE), we collected data for the report using phone interviews and online surveys co-designed with local community energy organisations.

The report has found that:

  • There are more community energy organisations in Devon than any other county in the UK (23).
  • These groups run 62 community owned renewable projects, which have generated 17,431 MWh of clean green energy, saving 6,080 tonnes of CO2 emissions and helping 2,717 homes to save on energy bills and increase their energy efficiency.
  • The 12.3 MW of capacity installed by community energy groups represents 1.3 per cent of the total renewable electricity installed in Devon.
  • Community energy organisations in Devon have raised £14.1 million of investment, enabling them to create 33 FTE jobs.

This report shows how Devon is taking a leading role in the UK’s community energy revolution, and demonstrates the environmental, economic and social benefits that community energy projects are providing throughout the county.

Project Duration: February to April 2018

Authors: Jodie Giles, Jobe Bryer and Doug Eltham

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