Energy blog

Could we start a Community Energy Company?

Published by geoffbrickell on 29 September 2011

Image Community Energy Companies are springing up all over the country as a means for a community as a whole to invest in Renewable Energy schemes for their area.

These community based organisations raise capital by offering shares and gain revenues from the Energy schemes they develop. However they are run as a social or a co-operative enterprise funding other community projects from their revenues after costs are covered and a reasonable dividend is provided back to share holders.


Click here to learn more about how these schemes work and how we as a community might form such a company.

As part of the research to assess whether a Marlborough area based scheme is feasible there is also an on-line Expression of Interest form here. Please use this form if you could be interested in such a scheme and pass the word on to your friends, neighbours and family!