Local communities play a crucial role in our transition to renewable energy, demand reduction, and innovative energy supply projects.
We support a range of energy products, including partnerships with commercial or public sector partners and those wholly owned and/or controlled by communities.
encourages Alison Sleightholm, Resources and External Affairs Director, Western Power Distribution.
You can read our communities strategy and understand the impact we’re having by working together.
Community energy groups play a crucial role in projects and trials led by others, including local authorities, energy companies, and network operators.
Establishing links between people, communities and businesses ensure that energy projects give local people control. Every project benefits from:
The existing energy network in some areas isn’t designed for two-way flows of electricity integral to flexible supply, which means they need to be updated. This presents exciting opportunities for local communities to get involved and help us innovate. You can read how we’re working with community groups in a series of case studies.