There is no doubting the benefits that can flow to communities from the development of community energy projects – but as an increasing number of community organisations are discovering, the journey from an initial idea to the realisation of a project can be fraught with frustration and delay. We will support groups to develop projects by:
- – providing a platform whereby community energy groups can pool their experience and learn from each other, we will accelerate the pace of development.
- – gathering evidence about where the stumbling blocks that are delaying or preventing schemes lie – be this access to the right kind of funding at the right time, planning and licencing issues or grid connectivity –
- – campaigning on behalf of the sector and influence the formation of energy policy in Wales in support of delivering clear community energy targets.