Energy Local Newsletter - September 2021

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September 2021


Machynlleth and Bridport go live

We are pleased to announce that both the Bridport and Machynlleth Clubs have gone live.

Bridport will be our first Club in England; this is excellent progress for Energy Local and our mission to help communities across the U.K. to benefit from locally generated renewable energy. Dorset Community Energy are great partners to work with on the ground.

EcoDyfi in Machynlleth have been very patient whilst we have sorted out many different problems.  We hope we can explain to include more members in the near future.

We look forward to working closely with both Energy Local Clubs.


Demand Side Response developments

We have continued to work on our system to give a helping hand around the house by scheduling appliances to make the best of Energy Local.  We aim to be able to retrofit controls to existing appliances, so you don’t have to buy new smart appliances to use it.

We have had interest from the Energy For Tomorrow Fund and hope this may help us take it to the next stage.


Goodbye to Holly

Last month we said goodbye to our amazing Regulation and Supplier Manager Holly Tomlinson. She is taking a big change in direction and starting an organic farm.

We cannot thank her enough for everything she has contributed to our work and her support to the team.  We wish her the best in her future endeavours and look forward to some nice fresh veg in coming years!


Hello to Ali and Jane

Joining us in August, are our two latest members to the team Ali and Jane. Ali is based in Dorset and will be the Advisor for the Bridport and Bethesda and Cumbria Clubs. Jane is based in South West Wales and will be the Advisor for Capel Dewi, Cwmystwyth, Llandysul and Dyffryn Banw.


Lee Waters MS

Just a few weeks ago several members of Energy Local Bethesda committee and Mary had the opportunity to meet and discuss Energy Local with the Deputy Minister for Climate Change Lee Waters MS and his support team.  We hope to continue the conversation as to how we can work together to make smart green local economies.

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Positive Thinking BBC Radio 4

And finally, earlier this month Energy Local earned a mention on an episode of BBC Radio 4’s Positive Thinking. The episode addresses the issue of fuel poverty here in the U.K. and is available to listen to online here.