Electricity North West has called for community groups in its region to take advantage of the knowledge, expertise and funds on offer to promote community energy projects, following the first 12 months of its Community and Local Energy Strategy.
The distribution network operator made the call when releasing its 2019 Community and Local Energy Annual Report on Thursday 4 July. After launching its strategy a year ago, Electricity North West has helped support 13 community energy projects, hosted a series of workshops and supported a further six groups through its Powering Our Communities Fund.
The fund, which will re-open for applications in the autumn, was set up to promote community energy projects. This includes Carbon Coop’s Energy Justice Salford project, with £14,620 provided to support the new user-led approach to delivering energy efficiency measures to households with a focus on those in fuel poverty.