Plymouth Energy Community is a highly successful community energy organisation with 1200 members, over 300 investors, 33 community owned solar installations and a variety of well-established grass-roots services helping the most vulnerable in society. It’s work is admired nationally and has brought £6,500,000 of inward investment to Plymouth to address fuel poverty, energy efficiency and local clean energy supply. There is no doubt that this success is in part due to the passion of its members and the community, in part due to the support of Plymouth City Council and in part due to the hard work and dedication of the non-executive Board of Directors and staff team. The latter is led by Alistair Macpherson.

Alistair, as CEO, is the backbone of the organisation. He is the core negotiator on many of the partnerships and projects established by PEC. A shrewd strategic thinker, he is constantly juggling funding, seeking new opportunities and collaborations. Surrounded by a team of equally passionate and likeminded people, he encourages their innovation with respect and support. His laidback, friendly and open manner ensures trust from those he meets. He oozes enthusiasm and passion for the community energy movement, recognises the need to work together to grow it and is not afraid to step outside the box to help drive an energy revolution.

Community Energy Champion Award for Alistair Macpherson being picked up in absentia by
Councillor Michael Leaves and Jenny Coles of PEC with Jon Halle 2015 Champion and award
sponsor Paul Munday Commercial Contracts Manager Scottish and Southern Energy

Alistair Macpherson said of his award “I am honoured and humbled to receive this award. I am hugely indebted to all the great people in the PEC team for their hard work and commitment; and to Plymouth City Council who have backed us from the beginning, and continue to do so.”