We have range of partners working with us to develop Energy Local:
WeSET is a unique local charity, supported by the community-owned Westmill Wind Farm. WeSET supports renewable energy, arts and education projects and funds small grants. Over the last few years we’ve shown almost 9,000 visitors around Westmill Wind Farm and Solar Park through a combination of open days and on-site events. We demonstrate what a genuinely community owned low carbon future could look like.
Oxford University Environmental Change Institute
The Environmental Change Institute was founded in 1987 to organise and promote interdisciplinary research on the nature, causes and impact of environmental change and to contribute to the development of management strategies. ECI researchers contribute to an integrated programme of understanding change processes, exploring sustainable solutions, education and partnership.
We are an R&D company developing innovative products that save energy and integrate the smart home with the smart grid. Winners of the 2014 Dynamic Demand Challenge with our Hestia smart heating control for electrically-heated homes.
Energise Sussex Coast
Energise Sussex Coast is an energy co-operative for community benefit set up to address fuel poverty in East Sussex by helping local communities save energy and generate and own their own energy.
Moixa Technology aims to change the way we produce and use electricity. Our ambition is no less than to power the future efficiently and affordably, to help keep the lights on and electronics online, at the lowest possible price and carbon use.
De Montfort University
De Montfort University (DMU) is a public research and teaching university situated in the city of Leicester.
Co-operative Energy is an energy provider supplying gas and electricity to domestic customers across England, Scotland and Wales. The business is committed to fair pricing, lower carbon energy and is wholly owned by its customers, who are rewarded twice a year with a share of profits.
Partneriaeth Ogwen is our partner in Bethesda for OWLET the project. A social enterprise working for the benefit of the economy, society and communities of Dyffryn Ogwen. Partneriaeth Ogwen’s aim is to promote and develop projects which regenerate and reinforce the economy and community of Dyffryn Ogwen.
Low Carbon Hub is an award-winning social enterprise, working to change in the UK’s energy system. Low Carbon Hub thinks that the benefits of renewable energy generation can be harnessed to strengthen local communities. LCH develops community-owned renewable energy in Oxfordshire.
InnovateUK – Co-funding the SWELL trial
Funds, supports and connects innovative businesses to accelerate sustainable economic growth.
Sponsors of Energy Local
UnLtd works with partners across the UK to make sure support is given to a huge variety of different social entrepreneurs.
The RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce): an enlightenment organisation committed to finding innovative and creative practical solutions to today’s social challenges. Through its ideas, research and 27,000-strong Fellowship it seeks to harness the extraordinary amount of untapped creative potential in society – by empowering people to be active participants in creating a better world
Stephen Lloyd Award
These awards in memory of the creator of the Community Interest Company recognise and support innovative ideas that benefit communities. As well as grants, winners receive pro bono support from experts.