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Community Energy Schemes

Community energy groups are important stakeholders in the energy system. 

Western Power Distribution are committed to working proactively with community energy groups. We recognise that the volunteer led approach and complex nature of their projects means that community energy groups need more time and support to engage in the process of connecting to the network. 

We have produced a series of guides, events and information to support community energy groups to understand the issues, challenges and opportunities involved.   

Western Power Distribution is committed to enabling community energy groups to explore the opportunities of generating, supplying and using energy more effectively. 

If you would like to find out more about the future of our electricity network please click here

Western Power Distribution prides itself on early engagement with community energy groups and we encourage you to make contact in the early stages of your project.  

“Conversations are free and we encourage you to talk to us early” Alison Sleightholm, Director of Resources and External Affairs, Western Power Distribution. 

Currently the network in some areas is constrained because it wasn’t designed for two way flows of electricity. Flexible smart solutions to balance the supply of electricity and increasing demand at a local level can overcome these challenges and provide exciting opportunities for communities to get involved.  With this in mind, Western Power Distribution have been running a number of innovation trials.  Summaries of these trials can be found in our case studies section. 

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General contact enquiries

0800 096 3080