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Dan McCallum, Founding Director        8th June 2012
   Who are we?   Why is there a need?   What do we hope to achieve?                           www.communityenergywales....
   To create a recognised sector for community    energy and grow the number of communities    actively involved in susta...
To inspire communities to take actionTo empower them with the knowledge, resource, peer-to-peer supportTo provide finan...
   Influence policy - locally and nationally to:    o Recognise the contribution of community schemes to      economic & ...
 Explore financial measures, including:  o   Influencing mechanisms, i.e. FiTs, RHI, Green Deal in favour of      communi...
   Work with developers to:    ◦ ensure that the wealth generated by energy development in     Wales benefits communities...
   Currently:    o 62% of renewable generation from wind and solar    o 25% from thermal renewable generation    o 13% fr...
Examples    Technology      Generating            Cost                            WhyFintry       Wind turbine -          ...
Examples      Technology   Generating          Cost                           WhySustainable   225kW Wind    330MWh       ...
 generating income streams & using it for wider sustainability  initiatives contribution to emissions savings & meeting ...
   Germany –    ◦ renewables industry worth €6.8bn to municipalities in      2009,    ◦ 2.2m solar power installations, 2...
   Overcoming perception problems with public & community   Onerous system of achieving consents and permits   Securing...
   Pick up information on joining our organisation   Sign up for our regular CEW bulletins   Find out more by contactin...
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5. CEW Vision-Dan

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  1. 1. Dan McCallum, Founding Director 8th June 2012
  2. 2.  Who are we? Why is there a need? What do we hope to achieve? www.communityenergywales.org.uk
  3. 3.  To create a recognised sector for community energy and grow the number of communities actively involved in sustainable energy saving and renewable energy generation In achieving this we seek to deliver one sixth of the Welsh Governments target for CO2 emission reductions. www.communityenergywales.org.uk
  4. 4. To inspire communities to take actionTo empower them with the knowledge, resource, peer-to-peer supportTo provide financing models that move away from grant relianceTo influence policies at local, regional and national levelsTo be an independent and trusted voice for communities energy groups across Wales www.communityenergywales.org.uk
  5. 5.  Influence policy - locally and nationally to: o Recognise the contribution of community schemes to economic & social development o Be more ambitious in enabling community energy developments through Spatial plans o Enable preferential planning requirements and exemption from, for example, business rates o Actively implement the Localism Act 2011 o Ensure that all Local Development Plans have policy on renewables www.communityenergywales.org.uk
  6. 6.  Explore financial measures, including: o Influencing mechanisms, i.e. FiTs, RHI, Green Deal in favour of community renewables o Introduction of a Community Tariff o Incentivises for community projects to pursue new models of social and economic organisation. o Allowing communities to bid for ownership of their local grid o Not discriminating against equity and equity-like investment of risk capital in community-led energy schemesNB. Scottish Government loan scheme offering £23.5million for community renewable energy projects to cover ‘high-risk’ phase www.communityenergywales.org.uk
  7. 7.  Work with developers to: ◦ ensure that the wealth generated by energy development in Wales benefits communities in the long term ◦ explore new models – financial & legal - for partnerships with community groups ◦ collaborate with community groups through skills & training offers ◦ produce a ‘Community benefits’ protocol based on long- term objectives for community growth & resilience www.communityenergywales.org.uk
  8. 8.  Currently: o 62% of renewable generation from wind and solar o 25% from thermal renewable generation o 13% from hydro generation For onshore wind – 2GW: o 1770MW – SSA areas o 300MW - non SSA areas • combination of developments under 25MW, including community energy In Scotland, o 500MW – target for community & locally-owned renewable energy generation by 2020 Community energy provides 1% of renewable energy in UK www.communityenergywales.org.uk
  9. 9. Examples Technology Generating Cost WhyFintry Wind turbine - Rejected community to reduce energy demandRenewable owning one of benefit payment for and decrease fuel povertyEnergy 15 turbines ownership & acquired loan for one turbine costBath & West 1.5 MW of Vision to £5m - shares, bank To make community moreCommunity Solar PV, hydro increase to loans & others, resilient in the face ofEnergy and wind 25MW by including £1million increasing energy costs projects 2026 SSE loan for 100% debt financeLow Carbon 220kWp of 400MWh £1m - combination to make low carbon livingWest Oxford solar PVs; 6kW p.a. of loans, shares, & possible wind; 49kWe £830k prize money micro hydro from NESTA www.communityenergywales.org.uk
  10. 10. Examples Technology Generating Cost WhySustainable 225kW Wind 330MWh £225k - private to make Hockerton a moreHockerton Turbine p.a. investor & Share sustainable village offerBroDyfi 75kW Wind 165MWh £82k - Grants and to maximise local revenue Turbine p.a. share offer kept within the local economy 500kW Wind 870MWh EU Funding & £180 Turbine p.a. k - share offerTalybont 36kW Hydro 220-250M £92k - 100% grant to invest the income in energyEnergy turbine Wh p.a. funded from saving and sustainable living various sources projectsIsle of Gigha 3nos x 225kW 2.1 GWh £440k - mix of to reinvigorate the local Wind Turbine p.a. grants, loans and economy equity www.communityenergywales.org.uk
  11. 11.  generating income streams & using it for wider sustainability initiatives contribution to emissions savings & meeting energy efficiency targets self sufficiency for community organisations helping reduce a community’s dependence on fossil fuels reduction in energy costs and carbon emissions increased awareness of energy use & consumption patterns transferable skills creating local jobs tackling fuel poverty www.communityenergywales.org.uk
  12. 12.  Germany – ◦ renewables industry worth €6.8bn to municipalities in 2009, ◦ 2.2m solar power installations, 22,000 wind energy systems, 400,000 heat pumps and 4,500 biogas plants ◦ 20% of Germany’s entire electricity output, where communities alone generate around a quarter of this ◦ study has shown that attitudes toward local wind power was greater amongst residents for one locally owned than privately owned www.communityenergywales.org.uk
  13. 13.  Overcoming perception problems with public & community Onerous system of achieving consents and permits Securing Financing Lack of information specific to forming community groups, Lack of availability of local skills Grid connection Lack of long-term contracts No representation of the ‘sector’ www.communityenergywales.org.uk
  14. 14.  Pick up information on joining our organisation Sign up for our regular CEW bulletins Find out more by contacting us via: o www.communityenergywales.org.uk o rita@communityenergywales.org.uk o 029 20 192021 o @CommEnergyWales www.communityenergywales.org.uk

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