Community energy projects offer the opportunity to generate your energy and reduce your residents energy bills. In fact, projects have the potential to reduce residents’ energy bills by 20-30%. The design and outcomes can be achieved through a range of energy efficiency measures, renewables and energy storage systems (such as district heat and off grid gas).
Feasibility studies can help assess how much potential you have to make that happen. We can provide you with a model of the costs and benefits of both capital investments and local energy tariffs whether your project is high density new homes, rural existing communities or a small project of a few houses. There can be a specific focus such as:
- tackling fuel poverty;
- providing local jobs;
- increasing the percentage of renewable energy generation;
- exploring the impact of smart grid technologies.
The analysis will look at your existing homes or a new build scheme and help you calculate the energy bill savings for residents, capital costs and likely return on investment from community energy.
The latest offers from energy companies which enable communities to set their own electricity and heat tariffs can also be captured.