Community energy refers to community projects or initiatives focused on any one or more of the following strands:
Community energy organisations help to deliver a smarter, cleaner energy system whilst generating social benefits.
For more information about community energy, take a look at the Community Energy Hub, managed by Community Energy England.
We have approximately 25% of community energy organisations in England & Wales located across London, the South and South East, with a total of 61 community groups.
Our most active region is the South East, with almost 60 per cent of these communities, London accounts for 23 per cent of the organisations, and the East area is responsible for the remaining 18 per cent.
The most common type of community energy activity across UK Power Networks’ is Electricity generation, followed by energy efficiency / demand management.
Among the electricity generation projects, solar energy is the most dominant technology, followed by wind projects.
In our areas, there are three distinct umbrella organisations who work with community energy groups to share best practice and nurture collaboration:
Our role in supporting community energy takes several forms:
Find out how we as a business are delivering a smart grid that supports community energy FutureSmart.