News – December 2019

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General Update: Supply Progress in Two Energy Local Clubs in Wales

The transfer of Energy Local Bethesda Club members to the new energy supplier has now been completed. Active members are now being supplied electricity by Octopus Energy and new members are lined up to join in January when their new smart meters are scheduled to be installed. Energy Local second Club, Crickhowell, is now Active and on supply from Octopus Energy. We are expecting new members to join in January.

Both Bethesda and Crickhowell Clubs are now set to receive full benefits from their Hydro and Solar renewal energy generated locally. The integration of the domestic solar generation is expected to be completed in January.

In the new year, we also plan on making progress on including prepayment meters and business rates for Time of Use Tariffs.

New Clubs

We have several Clubs starting in the South West of England. We’d like to welcome Bridport and Dartmouth to the Energy Local repertoire.

It will be interesting to see who the first active English Club will be!

Energy Local on BBC Radio 4

Energy Local participated in a Radio 4 ‘In Business – Keeping the Lights On’ programme on 28 November which should be downloadable from the following link: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000bp4t

Changes in the Team

Energy Local would like to introduce you to our new Club development manager, Gillian Wright. Gillian will be looking after the operational side of launching new local Clubs in the UK and providing support and training to current and new Club advisors. We are confident that our Clubs have landed in expert hands.

We’ve had the pleasure of working with Sophie Hilton as she temped with us over the Summer. Sophie worked for the project during vacation from studying physics at the University of Manchester. Her role was administrative and test support. We hope to work with Sophie again in the future.

Energy Local would also like to thank David Waller for his work over the past year. Sadly, David is leaving the team, but we hope to collaborate with him in the future. We wish David all the best in his future endeavours.

Happy Holidays!

The team at Energy Local would like to wish everyone all the best for the festive season and a very Happy New Year.