Regional electricity firm’s rallying call to Wigan community groups

31 July 2019

Helen Seagrave, Electricity North West’s community energy manager, wants more community energy groups to come forward and take advantage of the knowledge, expertise and funds the regional power network operator offers to promote community energy projects.

She said: “To us, community energy means community-led projects or initiatives to reduce, manage, generate or purchase energy. Community energy projects focus on engagement and benefits to their local area and communities…We want to hear from more groups that have their own community energy projects. At Electricity North West, we have knowledge and expertise readily available.”

A group to benefit from Electricity North West’s Powering Our Communities Fund, which will re-open for applications in autumn, is Carbon Coop, who received £14,720, for its Energy Justice Salford project which aims to develop a new user-led approach to deliver energy efficiency measures to households, particularly those in fuel poverty.

For more information on the support available, take a look at www.enwl.co.uk/communityandlocalenergy