Who We Work With

We work with a number of funders, partners and membership organisations to ensure that Wight Community Energy’s work is carried out in line with best practice and in the most effective way possible.

Membership Organisations

Community Energy England

The Voice of the Community Energy Sector. CEE is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to helping community energy organisations create and implement new projects by advocating for a policy landscape that will support community energy. It provides opportunities for community energy practitioners to connect and learn from each other.

https://communityenergyengland.org/

Regen

Regen is a not-for-profit centre of energy expertise and market insight whose mission is to transform the world’s energy systems for a zero carbon future.

https://www.regen.co.uk/

 

IW Chamber of Commerce

The Island’s business network.

https://www.iwchamber.co.uk/

 

Funding

Power to Change (PtC)

Power to Change is the independent trust funded by the National Lottery Community Fund that supports community businesses in England. WCE have received grant funding from Power to Change through their Next Generation programme.

https://www.powertochange.org.uk/

Next Generation

Next Generation is a community energy programme funded by Power to Change to equip community-owned solar groups with the knowledge, skills and opportunities that they need to take ownership and develop their solar assets into long term successful projects that deliver against local needs and priorities.

https://www.next-generation.org.uk/

 

Centre for Sustainable Energy (CSE)

The Centre for Sustainable Energy is an independent charity that shares their knowledge and experience to help people change the way they think and act on energy. They manage the Next Generation programme.

https://www.cse.org.uk/

 

Project Partners

Footprint Trust

The Footprint Trust is an Isle of Wight charity aiming to reduce the ecological footprint of the Isle of Wight and to promote the advantages of sustainable living. The Trust is recognised locally and nationally for its work in assisting those in fuel poverty, through practical help, guidance and training.

https://footprint-trust.co.uk

Ricardo Energy & Environment

Ricardo are a global strategic engineering and environmental consultancy that specialise in the transport, energy and scarce resources sectors. Wight Community Energy have appointed Ricardo to assist in our work on the constrained electricity network on the Isle of Wight.

https://ricardo.com/

 

Bright Renewables

Bright Renewables act as asset managers for Wight Community Energy. Bright are the UK’s first fully community owned asset management company. They specialise in the community energy sector, helping communities to own and operate renewable energy projects.

https://brightrenewables.co.uk/

 

People Powered CIC

People Powered CIC is a community interest company specialising in active and sustainable travel consultancy and project delivery services. Based on the Isle of Wight, People Powered aims to improve sustainable travel options on the Island and beyond, particularly through work which enables more people to walk and cycle, both as a recreational activity and as modes of transport. People Powered CIC are delivering the E-cargo Bike project in conjunction with Wight Community Energy.

https://people-powered.uk/

Mixergy

Mixergy is a spin out company from the University of Oxford’s Energy and Power Group. They are developing intelligent solutions to domestic water heating, with an award-winning internet connected smart hot water tank that uses machine learning to optimise efficiency. The tanks also have the unique ability to offer a demand-side response to the National Grid, heating up only when there is an excess of renewable energy generated, whilst demand is low. Wight Community Energy are working with Mixergy on the Smart Hot Water project, installing Mixergy technology into hotels on the Isle of Wight to demonstrate their energy and money saving capabilities as well as their demand side response characteristics.

https://www.mixergy.co.uk/

 

Get In Touch

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