Project duration: February 2015 to March 2016

Our energy system is changing. Communities and local authorities across the UK are no longer satisfied with a centralised, carbon intensive energy market that is dominated by the big six. Instead, many have expressed a desire to have a stake in local, low carbon energy generation and management projects.

The natural progression from community owned generation is to use and sell that energy within the local community. When the economic benefits of local generation can be shared with the whole community, the development of new generation can become much more acceptable. A closer relationship with the energy we use can also help us manage it more effectively.

To find out more about the options for selling your power locally, please click on the image below.

local supply paper 2nd edition

Project lead: Tamar Bourne