Dec 2020 STCE Progress Update
2020 certainly has been an interesting year, but despite all of the challenges, we have been making steady progress with the Shropshire and Telford Community Energy project.
Our board of founding members have been busy all through lockdown attending webinars and meeting with our partners and supporters.
We have already started exploring how we might partner with existing schemes and businesses throughout the Shropshire and Telford region, and we have been working hard on developing our long-list of the sites and projects we might be able to support.
If you have a suggestion of an interesting lead, then get in touch; we would love to hear about any new opportunities.
We already have had landowners contact us eager to develop new renewable energy generation, and local community groups approaching us to discuss how we can support them.
Most of our work has been ‘behind the scenes’ for the moment. Our business plan is drafted and we are looking forward to publishing it, to share our vision for STCE’s future with the public. We have also been finalising and writing our policies; these too will be available for the public to review, through our new website which is currently under construction.
Unfortunately, due to uncertainties produced by covid-19, the process of taking over Twemlows has been somewhat delayed, so we now hope to be issuing a share offer in about June 2021. In the meantime, we have successfully completed our application for grant funding from the Next Generation project. We are expecting to receive initial funds that help us get underway with our important work, energising and empowering local communities.