Project Details

Description

Energise Sussex Coast (ESC) and South East London Community Energy (SELCE) are non-profit social enterprises that seek to act co-operatively to tackle the climate crisis and energy injustice through community owned renewable energy and energy savings schemes. Both have won multiple awards for their approach to energy generation, energy saving and fuel poverty alleviation. However, both are also highly dependent on grants from energy companies with complicated and highly variable reporting procedures. The business collaboration will involve the analysis of their company data (8 years for ESC, 10 years for SELCE) to take stock of what fuel poverty advice and energy saving action works and what does not, and to grasp any multiplier effects associated with engaging in renewable energy trading activities alongside more charitable fuel poverty alleviation work. Community Energy South are providing match funding to support this collaboration.
Benefits for ESC and SELCE include the co-production of a database to help them establish what has and has not worked in the past, and where to target their efforts moving forward. This is particularly relevant in the context of future fuel-poverty alleviation funding bids. With a better understanding of what works, they will be able to write better bids and target their advice more effectively, thus improving the efficiency of the sector more broadly. It will also help identify new value streams, such as those resulting from lower energy bills.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date1/09/2028/02/21