BWCE’s community owned solar array near Bath

Community Energy

We believe that community energy, the process of increasing the ownership, control and benefit derived by local communities from energy generation and use, is a critical tool in the fight towards net zero. A path that will require a massive shift in public consent and active support for change. Community energy can underpin this shift with an approach that builds trust in new energy markets through transparency, accountability and democratic control.

Because of this we will work to support the development and implementation of community energy models wherever appropriate and possible. This might be through community ownership of new renewable energy and zero carbon technologies or through the support for community led approaches to demand side response and building more flexible approaches to managing intermittent renewable generation.

Through our experience in the sector we are able to offer a unique blend of practical technical advice and support to develop projects to suit either a new community energy company OR an existing organisation to add to their portfolio of projects. We have also built a very successful track record in obtaining grant funding for a number of community projects through schemes such as the Renewable Community Energy Feasibility scheme (RCEF).

Central to RenewEV’s commitment to community energy is the partnership we have with leading community enterprise Bath & West Community Energy (BWCE) where we provide project development and technical services.

As a shareholder in RenewEV, BWCE receive a share of profits to support their community projects.

“We are delighted to be working with RenewEV as an intrinsic part of our team. Alex and John provide a high degree of skill and expertise on renewable energy project development and a wide range of other technical support activities, all underpinned by a very strong commitment to community energy and what we are trying to achieve.”, Peter Capener MBE, MD of BWCE