Community Energy in North Somerset

Our purpose is to help local communities to reduce energy costs and become more sustainable by reducing their carbon footprint. More specifically we aim to raise funds from the community to enable us to install locally-owned renewable energy systems and use the surplus income from these systems to fund work that reduces people’s energy consumption – for example, by improving home energy efficiency.

Find out more about what we do by browsing the ‘About Us’ section of this website.

Newsletter

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You can help increase the amount of local renewable energy generated by investing with us. Find out more here.

Covid-19

During the Covid-19 situation, Low Carbon Gordano Ltd continued to operate  as normal, providing solar-generated electricity into the grid and for our partners. All of our schemes are outperforming forecasts and we are confident that our long-term financial returns remain secure as they are backed by Government-guaranteed electricity supply contracts.

Although the pandemic slowed some things down, we have continue to work on possible new developments whilst ensuring that our existing schemes are properly maintained.

AGM

2022

Our 2022 AGM will be held on Friday 30 September, starting at 7pm.  We are very exciting that our guest speaker will be Sarah Merrick, Business Green’s 2021 Entrepreneur of the Year, and CEO of the multiple award winning Ripple Energy.

The AGM will be accessible online: we are currently exploring options to assess if we can also have an in-person gathering as well.

We will advertise the plans once they are confirmed.

2021

The 2021 AGM was held via Zoom on Friday 25th September. As with the previous year, this was held via Zoom, partly based on feedback from members and partly because of the larger audience who can participate via a short online meeting than the in-person AGMs ever did.

Our guest speaker for the evening was Jonathon Porritt who provided his insightful and informative commentary on the national and global realities of the fight against climate change, along with some of his predictions for COP26, and we thank him for having been so generous with his time.

You can find a link to a recording of the 2021 AGM here.

Our Communities

When Low Carbon Gordano was established in 2011 we defined our community as consisting of the towns of Portishead and Pill and the adjoining villages. After 3 years experience in developing projects we realised that this area was too small to sustain a long term sustainable energy project. As well as size there are significant constraints which were not foreseen at the outset; these include the Green Belt designation which covers all of the original area and the presence of Bristol airport which has so… Read more