Supporting communities

On our brownfield sites, we sell power to local businesses via private wire, giving them certainty over their overall energy costs (lower than what they would have to pay for energy from the grid) which helps them to sustain jobs locally.

  • We provide bridge financing to facilitate local community ownership of renewable electricity generation projects.
  • Our Community Benefit Programme, funded by Thrive and administered by nationwide charity, Centre for Sustainable Energy (CSE), helps community buildings in locations close to our sites to identify and install simple, but effective, energy improvements.
  • Many of our existing sites also provide local community benefits. Local groups, such as parish councils, decide how the funds will be best used for building and social improvements.
  • We support the communities in which we operate through educational initiatives including the interactive pop-up science show, ExplorerDome, made accessible to local schools and through our public wind farm open day events. 

See Projects to find out more about our sites and how much they generate.