- Our Generation Projects
- Investing in LCG
- Saving Energy
- Generating Energy
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.
Members attending the AGM on 27 September 2016 approved the accounts for 2015/16 including the interest payment to members of 5.5%. They also approved a contribution of £25,000 to the Community Benefit Fund. The Chair's report to the AGM and the minutes can be found HERE.
Moorhouse Lane Solar Array generating 6.7% above predicted output.
Our first project at Moorhouse Lane has now been operational since April 2015 and by the end of January 2017 had generated 3,398 MWh of clean renewable electricity and saved over 1,780 tonnes of CO2.
Moorhouse Lane Solar Array consists of 7,176 solar panels with a peak output of 1.83MW capable of generating enough clean electricity to power 500 homes.
Ham Lane Solar Array generating 11% above predicted output.
Watch an aerial view HERE
Our second project at Ham Lane has now been operational since the end of November 2015 and by the end of January 2017 had generated 1,059.5 MWh of clean renewable electricity and saved over 555 tonnes of CO2.
Ham Lane Solar Array consists of 3588 panels and has a peak output of 915kW. It will generate electricity equivalent to the consumption of 250 homes.
Community Benefit Fund - 2017
Following the decision at the AGM, applications are now open for the second round of grants from the Community Benefit Fund. If you are connected with a community group, school, or church and would like help with reducing your energy usage or making other changes which lead to reducing your carbon footprint then the Community Benefit Fund would like to hear from you. Details of the fund and an application form can be found on the Transition Portishead website HERE.
Results of the grant awards in 2016.
The Community Benefit Fund Committee (CBFC), administered by Transition Portishead (Reg Charity No. 1164715), has completed the grant awarding process for 2016.
The Committee was delighted with the range and quality of the schemes being supported. It is estimated that collectively they will save over 50MWh of power every year, with annual savings in excess of 12 tonnes of carbon dioxide.