Community Energy England (CEE) represents and supports those committed to the community energy sector. Community energy includes the delivery of community renewables, energy efficiency, demand reduction and energy supply projects.

We are governed by a board of directors and managed by the Chief Executive and her team.

What we do

CEE’s primary objectives centre around:

  • creating a voice for the sector
  • supporting sector development
  • building cross sector partnerships

In addressing these objectives in the short term, CEE focuses on:

Policy 

By enhancing our communication with Government and with opposition parties we create a powerful voice for the sector. In the immediate term, we will be supporting the community energy sector to adapt to the large number of policy, regulation and financial changes we expect to see after the 2017 General Election. This will be done by working to identify key barriers and opportunities and influencing policy development.

Communications

Working to increase the understanding and profile of community energy with politicians, partner organisations and members of the public. We actively communicate developments in the sector though our newsletter and social media channels. We conducted the first annual State of the Sector Survey in early 2017 and will be publishing the results at the Community Energy Conference. This report not only captures new activity and data but will also pull together in one place the wide range of sector data that already exists. We will also be running a series of events and forums across the country to enable knowledge sharing and increase in skills.

Partnerships

We help commercial developers find suitable community energy enterprises to deliver shared ownership projects with. By working with partners to develop good practice guidance, quality marks, training etc, we support sector's development. We have strong links with local community networks and regional hubs across the country, so we understand existing community energy support structures and can help new local networks develop where there are currently none.

Membership

As well as the existing benefits of membership, we have developed members only discussion forum with themed discussion groups to enable community-to-community dialogue as well as cross-sector dialogue. Our detailed members only policy give members in-depth understanding of new policy changes, as well as our view on the current and future policy environment.  

Community Energy England is the operating name of Community Energy Association (England) Limited, a company limited by guarantee with articles registered at Companies House, in 2014 as a not for profit organisation.