The role of grid-scale energy storage in deep decarbonisation ECOE member Jeff Ridley recently attended an Imperial College London seminar with the above title. Jeff produced the following summary to share with the organisation. The notion here was that we will need seasonal timescale energy storage to fill the gaps in renewable generation. Clearly battery […]

AGM 2020: ECOE progresses to new horizons It’s typical of COVID-19 times that Exeter Community Energy had to take this year’s Annual General Meeting online. But it was a nice change from the background pandemic that the news was generally good. Our ongoing solar power generation and fuel poverty projects are doing well. As of […]

Meet the new people at ECOE: Rory McNeile The ECOE team continues to evolve with time. We’re keeping you up to date on the new faces to you so that you don’t wonder who they are when you meet them. Here, we introduce Rory McNeile, who is focusing on our green retrofit work What is […]

ECOE AGM on July 15 – put it in your diary We invite all our members and supporters to join us from 6:30-8pm on Wednesday July 15 for the Exeter Community Energy (ECOE) Annual General Meeting online, via Microsoft Teams, which should work on your computer via your internet browser. As usual, we’ll be reviewing […]

Help us provide emergency support and basic necessities to low income households Visit our Just Giving page to make a donation At Exeter Community Energy, since the start of the COVID-19 lockdown, we have seen a threefold increase in the level of requests for support from our Healthy Homes Hardship Fund, which was launched last […]

Healthy Homes adapts to COVID-19 We are all having to adjust to the impact of the coronavirus and find the best ways to keep everybody safe. It’s a fast learning curve and our Healthy Homes project has had to change the services it can offer. Before the crisis took hold our Healthy Homes project was […]

ECOE’s 2019 community fund awards money to the most groups ever On February 12, ECOE once again helped local people, by funding eleven groups to tackle the climate emergency or advance social justice. This year people applied from all areas of Devon where ECOE has either solar power generation or runs our Healthy Homes for […]

Solar power generation starts at The Beacon and Westbank – new ECOE loans coming soon Here’s some positive news amid the gloom. ECOE is successfully generating electricity at two new sites – The Beacon Community Centre on Beacon Lane, and Westbank in Exminster. We got the formal installation certificate for the 29.9kW project at The […]

Meet the new people at ECOE: Margaret Pickering The ECOE team continues to evolve with time. We’re keeping you up to date on the new faces to you so that you don’t wonder who they are when you meet them. Here, we introduce Margaret Pickering, who is helping both the Health Homes for Wellbeing Project […]

Meet the new people at ECOE: Lee Cramer The ECOE team continues to evolve with time. We’re keeping you up to date on the new faces to you so that you don’t wonder who they are when you meet them. Here, we introduce Lee Cramer, who is keeping ECOE’s finances on the right track! What […]