Welcome to Shropshire and Telford Community Energy (STCE).
STCE is being set up as a Community Benefit Society to develop and own community energy projects in Shropshire and Telford.
Sharenergy ( https://www.sharenergy.coop) have initiated STCE and are supporting it, with the aid of the Centre for Sustainable Energy (CSE) and the Low Carbon Hub, but STCE once constituted will be an independent organisation.
One of the first projects that STCE might take on is the Twemlows Solar Farm nr Whitchurch. This 10MW scheme was built in 2015 using private finance but is now looking for a new home in the community sector. Details can be found here https://www.next-generation.org.uk/community-solar.
STCE will be working to develop a reputation and track record that will make it easier for other community energy projects to come to fruition. STCE will also be working on delivering community energy at a large enough scale that the risks can be ameliorated, this is essential now that most of the subsidies for community energy have ended.
STCE was launched at a series of meetings arranged in conjunction with CSE, we are now setting up a working group to take this forward.