Our aims

Our primary mission is to empower our community to create a fair, affordable, low-carbon energy system with local people at its heart. In essence, its about people power.

Our work focuses around three core energy goals:

  • Reducing energy bills
  • Improving energy efficiency
  • Generating a green energy supply in the city

Through working with a number of organisations, we have created tools and relationships to help our community achieve these three energy goals. By raising awareness and understanding the energy options available to everyone, we are giving our community knowledge and power to take action.

Our values and principles


As a Community Benefit Society, we’re committed to always maintaining our three core values in everything we do.


In living up to our name, we act for the benefit of our community; from member decisions to energy saving measures, the community is at the heart of everything we do.

People Power

To bring real change to Plymouth’s energy future, we need to work together as a community to capitalise on our collective power to make a difference.


We want to create opportunities and raise awareness of these to change our energy habits for the better; from saving money, reducing the amount of energy we use, to creating our own renewable energy.

We also share the universal cooperative values and principles:


Self-help we help people to help themselves
Self-responsibility – we take responsibility for, and answer to our actions
Democracy – we give our members a say in the way we run our societies – one member one vote
Equality – we give our members equal rights and benefits
Equity – we carry out our work in a way that is just and fair
Solidarity – members support each other and other similar organisations
Ethical values - We believe in honesty, openness, social responsibility and caring for others.
Voluntary and open membership – our membership is open to everyone as defined by our membership policy
Democratic member control – all members have an equal voice in making policies and electing representatives
Member economic participation – all profits are controlled democratically by members and for their benefit
Autonomy and independence – we are always independent, even when we enter into agreements with the Government and other organisations
Education, training and information – we educate and develop our members as well as our staff
Co-operation amongst co-operatives – we work together with other co operatives to strengthen the co-operative movement as a whole Concern for community – we work to improve and develop the community, both locally and internationally.

If you share our values and want to help change Plymouth’s energy future, why not become a Plymouth Energy Community member? Register with us today – it’s free of charge.