It's all about
people power

Empowering our community to create
a fair, affordable, zero carbon energy system
with local people at its heart

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Jake helping with bills
Anna lightbulb

We are a charity and a social enterprise, with a cooperative ethos, made up of members who want a better future for our community and planet.

Meet our team, see how we work & read our story...

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Our Impact

5298 30,589 33 25,254 £764 £808,859 £4,045,952 33,475

* Totals (June 2013 - Oct 2021)

5298 30,589 33 25,254 £764 £808,859 33,475 £4,045,952

* Totals (June 2013 - Oct 2021)

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We need your help!

Act now to support a 49% increase in Plymouth's solar power

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Money

Ofgem price cap announcement

The energy price will rise by 54% on 1 April 2022. What does that mean?

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Our Work

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Free detailed energy report for your home

How well would a heat pump work in your home? You could help us improve our advice.

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Chelson Meadow Community Solar

We are working with Plymouth City Council to develop a community-owned solar farm on the old landfill site at Chelson Meadow!

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Upcoming Events

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FCF

Freedom Fields Festival

Sat 28th May - Sun 29th May

Love Plymouth and Love Your Community at one of the city's most loved events!

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Energy Team drop in @ The Plot

Thu 02nd Jun

Friendly and impartial advice on all things energy-related at The Plot, no appointment necessary. All welcome.

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Solar on your roof information event

Fri 17th Jun

Join PEC Renewables at this introduction event to find out how you can utilise your roof to generate electricity for your business.

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Who we've helped

Victor
Victor

Victor

Victor contacted us because his electricity bills were very high. We visited him in his home, offered energy saving advice for his circumstances and helped him switch to a better supplier, saving over £400 per year.

I can't believe how much money I am saving just from switching supplier. I'd never done it before, I don't like computers but you were patient and showed me how to choose the best supplier and tariff for me..

We also gave him an energy monitor to allow him to see how and when he uses the most energy. Victor's bills are now far more manageable as he has made small changes that haven’t affected his comfort.

Maureen
Maureen

Maureen

We helped Maureen, 78, switch energy suppliers. This saved her £428 a year on her energy bill.

Our advisors also put her in contact with a befriending team so she now enjoys playing bridge twice a week. She tell us she is now feeling much more positive than she had been, since losing her husband two years ago.

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Family picture

Peter & Sarah

Peter and Sarah had a hard to heat home. It was uncomfortable to live in and staying warm was costing them over £120 a month.

We can't tell you what a difference this has made, now I can sit in the lounge without being wrapped in a blanket and wearing a wool hat!

We helped them to find a scheme to install free loft and floor insulation. Now they find it much easier to stay warm and without worrying about the bill.

Home
Home

David

David called to ask for support with his tenant, who was ill and vulnerable to the cold. He wanted to upgrade the heating system from fixed electric heaters.

It's fantastic to know that you are there to help, I was so worried about my tenant but I couldn't afford a whole new system. You made it easy from start to finish.

We helped David to secure part funding for a gas connection and a new central heating system.

Learning about solar
Learning about solar

Montpellier School

Hosting a community-owned solar array on its roof, this local primary school benefits from management-free solar, low cost energy and a fantastic education tool for students.

“For us now leading the way as a school has made a huge impact, the Eco Team were very excited when the solar panels were put in place.”

The children are able to monitor how much energy their roof is generating, see the impacts of varying weather conditions and see how much carbon they have saved, plus their local community own it!

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Worried about rising energy bills?

You aren't alone. We can explain a bit about what’s happening and let you know what help is available for you.

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