Regions of England

There are several regional organisations that help support and enable local community energy groups. These organisations include regional community energy practitioner hubs/networks and Local Energy Hubs that sit under the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS).

Regional Hubs

Local Energy Hubs

Community Energy England works closely with the BEIS Local Energy Team, who have representatives located across the country and support Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs), local authorities and other local organisations to realise their local energy ambitions and play a leading role in delivering low-carbon economic growth. This includes all aspects of collective action to reduce, purchase, manage and generate energy are included within ‘local energy.’

The Local Energy Programme was designed to support the capacity and capability of LEPs and other local organisations. Many LEPs and local authorities have already committed to their own ambitious energy and carbon targets, however progress in delivering local energy investment varies significantly across the country.

As part of the Local Energy Programme, funding has been offered to all LEPs in England to develop an energy strategy for the local area. The Local Energy Team has also funded a range of projects to develop good practice tools and resources, including a carbon monitoring and reporting tool, a cost benefit analysis methodology for energy projects, and health and fuel poverty good practice resources.

You can contact the Local Energy Team on localenergy@beis.gov.uk.