Findings of our collaborative post-FIT opportunities project launched today!
Regen is today launching the outputs from a two year project exploring the opportunities for community energy groups in the post-FIT United Kingdom.
Working in partnership with Forum for the Future, 10:10 and Community Energy England, the project undertook a comprehensive review of UK and international local energy models, before selecting three front runner post-FIT ideas proposed by community energy groups and working with them to explore their viability.
The models explored in depth were:
• Battery storage co-located with existing PV arrays, with Plymouth Energy Community (PEC)
• Microgrids, with Easton Energy Group (EEG), Bristol
• Community owned heat, with South East London Community Energy
The project aimed to generate as much learning as possible from working with the groups and share it with other community energy groups, policy makers, regulators and other stakeholders as widely as possible. Specifically, the project has produced:
- A white paper that identifies key barriers to front runner models being replicated, and recommendations to overcome them
- A summary report for the learning from PEC, EEG and SELCE
- A spreadsheet based ‘Ready Reckoner’ tool that illustrates how battery storage could impact onsite generation consumption and its viability
You can find all the reports and tools here on the community energy hub
Join in the conversation: search for #localenergymodels on twitter
The project was funded by the Friends Provident Foundation, a charity striving for a fair, resilient and sustainable economic system that serves people and planet. This project was funded under their Building Resilient Economies work that looks to stimulate system change whilst increasing local economic resilience.
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