Community Renewables Initial Site Assessment Service
Bath and North East Somerset Council supports community renewable energy projects that keep the benefits of renewable energy in the local area. In addition to helping meet the Climate Emergency commitments, community energy schemes can be owned by local people and create a grant fund for local projects. This assessment service augments the Council’s support for community-owned renewables by providing an early, low-cost steer on site suitability, identifying any clear barriers prior to progressing a scheme. Community energy organisations can use this service by downloading and completing the form below:
The Community Energy Strategy 2015-2018 sets out an approach for how local public and private sector partners can work together in Bath and North East Somerset to accelerate the growth of renewable energy and energy efficiency improvements across the district in a way which delivers maximum local benefit. It supports the Core Strategy target of installing 275MW renewable energy by 2029, as well as other Core Strategy targets on retrofitting, sustainable construction and district heating. It also supports other policy aims such as the provision of lower cost energy, reduction of fuel poverty, local economic benefits and community ownership and involvement, as part of our local target to reduce carbon emissions by 45% by 2026.