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Adam Walton talk on setting up a Community Energy Company

Published by geoffbrickell on 12 October 2011

Bath & West Community Energy Adam Walton from Transition Community Corsham will be giving a talk, organised by Marlborough Climate Pledge, on setting up a Community Energy Company, at the Wesley Hall, Oxford St., Marlborough at 8pm on Thursday 24th November.

Members of two transition groups, Transition Community Corsham and Transition Bath have set up a local community-owned renewable energy company.  This company is called ‘Bath and West Community Energy’ (BWCE). 

BWCE is a community enterprise, set up as a co-operative, which is installing and operating solar energy installations in Bath and the surrounding area.  BWCE is in the process of installing 400kW of solar capacity and has plans to do a lot more over the coming few years. 

To support the growth of the company, BWCE has launched a share offer giving local people the chance to own and benefit from a share in the company.  Supporting BWCE in this way should provide a good return on investment while increasing the use of renewable energy in their local community and promoting local community enterprise in the Bath and Corsham areas.

Could a similar community based company be formed in the Marlborough area? Click here for more details.