Chester Community Energy



Chester Community Energy Ltd. was created in 2015 by members of Transition Chester. It has four founding Directors (Jennifer Barnett, Graham Booth, Francesca Moore, Stephen Savory). They are all residents of Chester or surrounding villages, either working professionals or retired and are all active members of the community.

In 2015, Transition Chester ran a ‘climate change awareness raising’ event, with presentations and interactive exercises, to promote positive action towards increasing the City’s social and economic resilience to climate change. This attracted 50 attendees and identified the need to set-up Chester Community Energy as a priority.

Chester Community Energy Ltd. is a registered cooperative (a Community Benefit Society) which aims to develop and facilitate renewable energy schemes in Chester and the surrounding area.

Its purpose is to promote renewable energy, reduce the City’s carbon footprint and encourage energy efficiency.

With the members’ help, the Company successfully raised £62k in community shares and installed a 50kW solar PV system at Chester’s Northgate Arena leisure centre.

This community owned renewable energy scheme is generating a community fund for further investment in new projects and interest to return to our members on their shares.

In 2018, the community fund supported Frodsham Community Centre, Neston Community Centre and Retreat House, Chester for LED installation; and Cheshire Waste Reduction Volunteers to purchase large compost bins.

New investment offer now open

Solar PV under constructionChester Community Energy has announced a new share offer to raise £122k for two further solar PV projects and a LED scheme.

You can see the Business Plans and Share Offer documents through this link to the Chester Community Energy website.

The Share Offer document includes the application form to become a member of Chester Community Energy Ltd. and to acquire shares in the Society.

Closing Mon 25th Nov 9pm unless fully subscribed by then.

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