Newsletter – May 2015

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Energy Local Newsletter

May 2015

Our general newsletter to keep all those interested in Energy Local up to date.


Thanks for all the ‘Pitch to Rich’ votes.

We did not make it to the short list for this competition to get support from Virgin Business but we have made lots of new contacts.  Many thanks for spreading the word and all the votes.


Surveys and load monitoring

We have been circulating load monitors so that SWELL participants can get a snapshot of their electricity usage.  We have also being surveying homes to check that we can install the home energy management equipment.  At the same time we gathered information to provide some energy efficiency advice.

Energy Local Shortlisted for a Stephen Lloyd Award

Energy Local has been shortlisted for a Stephen Lloyd Award ( 

We are in the top 10 from over 100 entries.  Keep your fingers crossed for us on the 9th July!


Get involved

Calling Film-makers

We would really like to make some videos explaining Energy Local and to document our journey.  If you have skills in film making or editing and would like to volunteer your skills, please get in touch.

Energy Local Art

We would also like to have a graphic or piece of artwork to represent Energy Local.  If you are an artist or graphic designer (or you know one who may be interested) and would like to offer a design please get in touch – If we use it we will offer acknowledgement and publicise the artist.

 New Events 

Home Grown Energy: Community Energy in Action Conference

Friday 19th June 2015 10am – 4pm

Westmill Wind and Solar Farm, Watchfield, Swindon, SN6 8TH

Click here for full details

This conference brings together leading experts on community energy and covers talks from the UK’s leading experts and practitioners on: –

  • planning and development process for community energy
  • legal and financial issues

The event is for: –
developers; energy professionals; local authorities; councillors; conservation bodies; community groups and anyone with an interest in renewables and community energy.


Weset’s Community Open Day: Celebrating Westmill’s 10,000th visitor!

Friday 20th June 2015 1.30pm – 4pm

Westmill Wind and Solar Farm, Watchfield, Swindon, SN6 8TH

Guest Speaker – Jonathan Porritt CBE

Energy Local will be launching the SWELL trial with participants

Community Open Day
Saturday, 20 June 2015, 1:30 – 4pm


RSA Engage Event

Tuesday 23rd June 2015 6-8:30pm

Manchester Central Library, St. Peters Square, Manchester, M2 5PD.

Energy Local will be Pitching

Registration information