All about shared community ownership under the Community Energy Strategy's voluntary protocol
Note: Facilitators have various business models - assess which best suit your own project needs.
The leading community energy organisations in England and Scotland have active programmes to help both developers and communities find suitable partners for projects.
The two organisations are trialling slightly different approaches, but are working in tandem with a view to developing a merged facility, when the best approach has become clear.
Community Energy England has portals open to registration for:
During the trial phase, the association is matching these opportunities manually (unlike on-line dating) and making introductions.
Local Energy Scotland is trialling an:
This facilitates online matching by the participants.
Several of the organisations, which support the establishment of community energy projects, can also help developers find suitable partners for shared ownership projects. Like the national associations above, the leading facilitators listed on the right will:
Some renewables trade associations can also help direct developers to partner-finding services