170 Home Visits for first season success.

Healthy Homes first season success: 170 home visits Our new project, Healthy Homes for Wellbeing, started in November 2017, and what a busy first season we had. This free energy advice service and free LEAP home visits for those who are eligible, is delivered by 6 fully trained Home Energy Advisers across Exeter, Mid Devon, […]

Did you miss our AGM: Here’s the edited highlights.

There have been lots of changes for ECOE with four new directors being elected and Gill Wyatt now focusing exclusively on her Chief Exec role handing over the role of Chair to Patrick Devine-Wright for the initial year, as the Chair will now be rotated annually. We want to thank Gill for steering ECOE so […]

MBE awarded to Sonya Bedford, ECOE’s legal director

The Queen has named Sonya Bedford as a Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE) in her 2018 birthday honours list. Sonya, who is partner and head of the renewable energy team at Stephens Scown LLP, has received the honour for services to community energy. She has helped to deploy many […]

Heat Event: Summary & Presentations

Howard Smith, Dextco and ECC Dextco is proposing a combined heat and power network, covering the two hospital sites, City Centre new developments, St Lukes with maybe an extension to County Hall, the prison and the University of Exeter. Interlinking housing could be connected to the network but it is a lot of work to […]

Other News and Events – July ’17

Community Energy England Report The biggest state of the sector report has been carried out by Community Energy England. ECOE took part. Their key messages are: • Community energy is widespread: 222 community energy organisations throughout England, Wales and Northern Ireland involved in 269 distinct energy activities. • Community energy is significant: organisations own 121 […]

ECOE Update (Feb)

ECOE Update (Feb) We’ve been busy as always since our last newsletter. We were really pleased to have won the Express and Echo Best Community Enterprise Award in December and were also Highly Commended in the 2016 Regen SW Green Energy Awards for Best Community Initiative.   Solar PV 1 and 2 Our Community loan […]

More News and Events (Feb)

There’s lots going on so here’s a sample. Keeping Warm in Winter Thurs 23rd Feb 9.30 to 13.00 Exeter Community Centre, 17, St Davids Hill, Exeter, EX4 3RG An NEA community action on fuel poverty workshop. It introduces their new community action fuel poverty website set up to help community groups to plan, develop and […]

Members news (Feb 2017)

Members news (Feb 2017) We’ve recently rewritten the Members page on the ECOE website. This page is designed to provide all of the information that you, our members, might need. Please do have a look and if something isn’t clear or we’ve left something out, let us know. Loan Offer We successfully raised the £70,000 […]

Wonford and Shillingford installations: News of their first year 2016

These installations were completed in November 2015 so we now have a complete year of generation data. We thought you’d be interested to hear how performance has been during the first year. FiT registration has been a very long drawn out process for these installations, however the process is now complete, we have the pre-registration […]

March 1st: Two Energy Efficiency Events

ECOE has organised two events about energy efficiency on March 1st in Exeter. Innovation in Community-led energy efficiency 12.00 to 17.00 Jointly organised with Regen SW and sponsored by Stephens Scown LLP, and has been designed primarily for community energy practitioners and other professionals involved with saving energy projects. We’ll hear from three presenters with […]