About us Mission and theory of change Regen SW passionately believes that sustainable energy has a vital role at the heart of a successful economy and thriving local communities. We are an independent not for profit that uses our expertise to work with industry, communities and the public sector to revolutionise the way we generate, supply and use energy. Energy is the beating heart of our communities, an unseen web that binds us together. Radical change in such a critical system is not going to be easy. Our experience over 13 years is that we need entrepreneurial businesses who are forming partnerships and driving innovation; finance providers looking for new opportunities and regulators and utilities backing innovation. We also need the engagement and support of the local people and communities who rely on energy in every aspect of their lives. We use three strategies to bring together these key ingredients and achieve our mission: Pioneers We get cutting edge sustainable energy projects off the ground and share the learning to inspire and enable others to follow. See example project "our trial of changing energy demand at domestic level has lessons for a smarter energy future" here. Experts We understand the technology, finance and public policies needed to make sustainable energy work. By working out what’s wrong and how to put in right we can tackle the barriers preventing progress. See example project “our future energy scenarios are underpinning Western Power Distribution’s investment strategy” here. Convenors We bring the right people together to come up with ideas to achieve change together that they can’t do alone. See example project "our Women in Renewables network helps develop new talent" here. We are ambitious on the scale of our impact. From our base in the south west of England we share our knowledge and experience of driving radical change in our energy system nationally and internationally.