The way we buy our electricity needs to change. Right now we’re stuck in a system designed for a few big companies that doesn’t let communities get the value from their local renewable resources.
So we’re supporting a new way of doing things. Energy Local gets communities working together to cut out the middlemen, reduce their bills and increase the income of renewable energy generators.
The first project is now running with 100 households in north Wales. While there’s lots of technology and clever structures behind the idea, it’s real strength comes from the community working together to have more of a say in the energy system and the way they buy their power.
And for renewable energy on a bigger scale, the benefits are huge. If renewable generators can get a better price for their power, then more projects will be possible, helping us move towards the low carbon future we need.