Tag Archives : PEC


Plymouth sweeps up at national Community Energy Awards

Plymouth’s outstanding contribution to community energy has been rewarded with two national Community Energy Awards. Over the weekend, Plymouth City Council was crowned Local Authority Partner at the Annual Community Energy Conference and Awards in Oxford, in recognition of its commitment to a greener, fairer future and unprecedented support for local Community Benefit Society, Plymouth […]


Your chance to co-own Ernesettle community solar array

You can still buy shares in community renewable energy in Plymouth but hurry, because this opportunity is limited! Plymouth Energy Community (PEC), in partnership with Four Greens Community Trust (FGCT) and Plymouth City Council, have built a 4.1MW panel solar array in Ernesettle and now invite the public to own it. Sandwiched between the MOD […]


Healthy Homes scheme launched in Plymouth

A new Healthy Homes scheme has been launched in Plymouth to help up to 100 of the city’s most vulnerable residents. The project is a partnership between Plymouth Energy Community (PEC), Livewell South West and Plymouth City Council. PEC has been awarded £334,000 from the British Gas Energy Trust to deliver the scheme, which could […]


Plymouth has the ‘Power to Switch’!

A service in Plymouth which has saved local people thousands of pounds by helping them change how they buy, use and generate energy, is backing a national campaign. Local Community Benefit Society, Plymouth Energy Community (PEC) are supporting the #PowertoSwitch campaign, alongside Plymouth City Council. PEC’s trained advisors offer a range of services to help […]


Sites to be transferred to Four Greens Community Trust

A number of Ernesettle sites are being transferred to a community owned trust with the aim of providing jobs, green energy, learning and training opportunities, opportunities for community activity and improved community services and facilities. Plymouth City Council is transferring the land off Ernesettle Lane to Four Greens Community Trust (FGCT) to give local people […]


Stay well this Christmas and New Year

Information on pharmacy opening times in Plymouth over the Christmas and New Year bank holidays and other useful local health contact details are now available on our website. The Stay Well This Winter page also includes information on flu jabs, links to local NHS services and links and contact details to help you keep your […]


Our Plymouth celebrates 1st anniversary

A scheme set up to encourage more volunteers in Plymouth is celebrating its first anniversary this month. ‘Our Plymouth’ – the name given to the local Cities of Service volunteer programme – marks the milestone on Wednesday 21 October. Plymouth was one of seven cities selected by the Cabinet Office and Nesta to take part […]


Plymouth shortlisted for Green Energy awards

Plymouth City Council and Plymouth Energy Community (PEC) have been shortlisted for two Green Energy Awards. The Council, which has been instrumental in the start-up and continued support of PEC, has been shortlisted for the Most Proactive Public Sector Body category at the awards, organised by Regen South West. The Council helped establish PEC in […]


Work begins on solar roof for Plymouth Life Centre

This week scaffolding will be going up on the iconic Plymouth Life Centre to enable work to start on the new solar roof. Plymouth Life Centre is one of the latest buildings that will benefit from solar panels as part of the community share offer which has enabled local people to buy shares in renewable […]


Mayflower Academy gets solar panels

A school in Plymouth is one of the latest community buildings in the city to be getting a new solar roof. Mayflower Academy in Ham Drive is having the solar panels installed following a recent ‘community share offer’ which enabled local people to buy shares in green energy projects in the city. The community share […]


Plymouth Energy Community wins prestigious Observer Ethical Award

Plymouth Energy Community (PEC) has won a prestigious national Observer Ethical Award. PEC won the Community Energy Project category at the glittering awards ceremony in London on Thursday, 2 July. Runners up in the category were Low Carbon Hub and Repowering London. PEC, which Plymouth City Council helped establish in June 2013 with a start-up […]


Plymouth Life Centre to get a green hat

This summer the iconic Plymouth Life Centre will be crowned with the city’s largest solar roof. As part of Plymouth City Council’s ambition to become a greener and sustainable city, the Council is working with Plymouth Energy Community (PEC), a local Community Benefit Society, to help increase the amount of renewable energy generated in the […]


Top tips on managing damp and mould in your home

Damp and mould are the scourge of many a household but did you know there are simple steps you can take to cut them down? Plymouth City Council and Plymouth Energy Community (PEC) have commissioned a new video, funded by a grant from the Department of Energy and Climate Change, to help local people manage […]


Plymouth City Council shortlisted for national award for community energy support

Plymouth City Council has been shortlisted for a national award for its community energy collaboration in the city. The Council is a finalist in the Innovation in Finance category at the MJ Awards for its work with Plymouth Energy Community (PEC). PEC, which the Council helped to establish in June 2013 with a start-up grant […]


Fuel Debt Advice service helps 300 people during first year

A service which was established to help people struggling with fuel debt and provide advice on more affordable energy has helped 300 people to date. The Fuel Debt Advice Service is part of Plymouth Energy Community (PEC), a Community Benefit Society owned and run by its’ members. PEC supports the Council’s ambitions for a greener […]


Plymouth wins two more national awards for innovation in social enterprise

Plymouth City Council has won two more prestigious national awards celebrating public sector transformation and innovation. Representatives from Plymouth City Council, Plymouth Social Enterprise Network (PSEN), and Plymouth Energy Community (PEC) attended the 2015 Improvement and Efficiency Awards on Wednesday 4 March. Plymouth won Silver in the Working Together category for the Council’s partnership work […]


Your chance to help build Plymouth’s biggest community renewable energy project

For a limited time, Plymouth residents are being offered the chance to own the city’s biggest ever solar roof. Following its hugely successful solar schools initiative last year, which provided solar PV installations for free to 21 schools and community buildings, Plymouth’s award winning community energy groups, Plymouth Energy Community (PEC) and PEC Renewables, have […]


Plymouth shortlisted for two regional Green Energy awards

Plymouth has been shortlisted for two regional Green Energy awards. The South West Green Energy Awards have shortlisted Plymouth City Council and Plymouth Energy Community for two categories at the award ceremony, organised by Regen SW. The shortlist was compiled from a flood of over 100 nominations for inspiring companies, projects and people pioneering the […]