Thrive sponsors Community Energy Fortnight

  • Posted: 08 Jun 2021

From 14 to 27 June, we’ll be joining community energy groups across the country to celebrate people coming together to power the clean energy revolution.

We are proud to be sponsoring Community Energy Fortnight (CEF) for a second year. CEF is the UK’s annual celebration of all things community energy, organised by Community Energy England. It aims to inspire people to get involved in community energy projects and groups, take personal actions around energy, and engage MPs with community energy to encourage supportive policy.

Community energy groups and industry experts from across the country will be holding online events providing insight into how to make local renewable energy projects happen. Kicking off the fortnight is Community Energy England’s Community Energy Innovation Conference on 14 June, featuring speakers from Innovate UK, Low Carbon Hub, Repowering London and Plymouth Energy Community. Thrive’s Managing Director, Matthew Clayton, will be speaking about funding innovative renewable energy projects and the future of community energy.

“We’re delighted to be supporting Community Energy Fortnight once again. Connecting people with renewable energy is core to Thrive's mission, and we are very pleased to have worked with community energy groups to get more locally owned projects off the ground. With a key role to play in the transition to a clean energy future, we hope this event inspires more people to get involved.” Monika Paplaczyk, Investment Director, Thrive Renewables

Talking finance – funding and revenues for Community Energy projects

24 June 12:20 - 1:45pm

We believe community energy is an essential part of the clean energy transition and actively support community energy groups to take ownership of local renewable energy projects. As part of CEF we will be running a webinar discussing how collaboration and co-investment can boost the size and impact of community energy projects.

We’ll be joined by industry experts Ollie Pendered, Chief Executive at Community Energy South & Director of Strategic Partnerships at Riding Sunbeams, and Dan Starman, Lead Consultant in New Markets at Cornwall Insight. Together with Thrive’s Managing Director, Matthew Clayton, and Investment Director, Monika Paplaczyk, the speakers aim to provide insight into the current market and ways to boost revenues for community energy groups. We hope you can join us. Register for our webinar here.


For more information on how to get involved and a full list of events, check out the Community Energy Fortnight page.