Low Carbon Gordano (LCG) originally entered into an agreement with Bath & West Community Energy Ltd (BWCE) under which BWCE provided financial and operational support to develop and manage LCG’s projects. It was under this partnership that the Moorhouse Lane Solar Array project was developed.
In April 2015 the decision was taken by the BWCE board, following discussions with its members, to transfer BWCE’s project development activities into a separate cooperative company, Mongoose Energy, owned in part by the community benefit societies it works with including LCG. A fuller explanation of reasons for this transfer can be found on the BWCE website here
This transfer freed-up Mongoose Energy to work across the country and so build the scale necessary to draw in the commercial finance required to grow the community energy sector.
Mongoose Energy is now assisting LCG with our next project at Ham Lane. They will be also taking on the development activities for BWCE’s other community partners,Wiltshire Wildlife Community Energy and Frome Renewable Energy Co. On top of which Mongoose Energy is rapidly developing a wider portfolio of projects and links with other community energy enterprises across the country.
Mongoose Energy’s ultimate aim is, working with its partners, to generate enough clean energy to be able to set up an energy supply company (ESCo) to sell its own electricity directly to its members and the public.
For more information on Mongoose Energy and any current community share offers please see their dedicated website here.