Energy Local Newsletter - December 2021

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Llandysul going live and welcome to our latest members in other Clubs

We are very happy to announce that our Llandysul Club has gone live. The Club is enjoying the benefits of solar renewables as well as supporting local green electricity generation. There is room for plenty more members.


Other Clubs recruiting

Likewise, we would like to welcome our latest participants who have gone Active, in the second group of Crickhowell and the third of Bethesda. Thank you for your patience and enthusiasm with the project. Bridport, Machylleth, Capel Dewi and Dyffryn Banw and Corwen are also recruiting.  Sign up if you live in these areas or help to spread the word.


Big thank you to Rania

This month we have unfortunately had to say goodbye to our long-serving (suffering?) administrator, Rania. We owe her a massive thank you for all her hard work and commitment to Energy Local. She will be focusing on her independent, fair-trading cooperative business supporting the crafts people of Bethlehem, and we wish her the absolute best. She has kindly agreed to stay on as our CHO (Chief Hug Officer)!

If you are looking for some ideas for gifts this Christmas, we couldn’t recommend her beautiful store. Please visit:


Thank you also to Jane

We’d like to thank Jane for her work with some of our Clubs in Wales.  She has steered them forward with great skill and helped prepare the first few batches to go live. The Club representatives have all praised Jane on her work and thanked her for her help.


Welcome to Jo

Joining our team is Jo who lives in Chester and will be working as our new administrator. Jo is a chartered accountant who is keen to use her skillset to support  small social enterprises like our own, here, with Energy Local. Having worked previously with small, innovative businesses, we are sure she will be a real asset.


Electric Vehicle survey

You may have been asked in the last few weeks to fill in our latest survey regarding electric vehicles (EVs). If you have already responded, we thank you very much for your time.

However, if you haven’t yet completed the survey, and own an EV we would greatly appreciate it if you could fill out our short survey by clicking here.


Mary spoke at SPENs

Mary spoke about our work with SPEN (SP Energy Networks) on how Energy Local can contribute to flexibility and managing the network as we try to get to net zero at their conference recently: Preparing for Net Zero, Conference-Preparing for Whole System Approach: Flexibility, DSO and Innovation Projects.

This shows how Energy Local can be a low cost means to connect more heat pumps, EV chargers and small-scale renewables quickly, whilst minimising the upheaval of network upgrades. 


South Denbighshire Community Partnership

Lastly, please vote for our wonderful colleagues a South Denbighshire Community Partnership.  They are great partners to work with. Vote here.


We all hope you have a wonderful Christmas holiday and a very happy new year!

The Energy Local Team