BBRC Winners at the Community Energy England Awards
🏆 We are delighted to be winners at the Community Energy England Awards! Bristol & Bath Regional Capital won the Finance & Innovation Award alongside Ambition Community Energy, Thrive Renewables & Bristol City Council, for our involvement in what will be England’s largest onshore wind turbine.
We’re proud to have played a part in getting this landmark 100% community-owned, renewable energy project off the ground & very pleased that it is getting so much (well deserved) recognition.
Once built, the wind turbine will be capable of generating enough power for about 3,000 homes – the equivalent to Lawrence Weston’s domestic use – and will save almost 120,000 tonnes of carbon emissions over its lifetime.
The project will provide a new revenue stream for the local community in Lawrence Weston, as all profits from electricity sales will be reinvested back into the area, acting as a driver for regeneration.
Find out more about the Community Wind Turbine project on page 8 of our Impact Report here.
In total 11 awards were presented at the awards ceremony, held at London’s new City Hall, as representatives from community energy organisations & their supporters celebrated the innovation, expertise & passion shown by the sector, united in their aim to create an energy system that is cleaner, greener & for the benefit of people over profit.
Congratulations to the other winners & huge thanks to Community Energy England for putting on such an inspiring event.
Read more about the awards on the Community Energy England website & in this article in Co-operative News.