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Issue 06: Community Ownership Models

The way of generating and distributing electricity traditionally consisted of centralized, utility owned, large scale generating plants; namely coal, hydro and nuclear, delivering electricity to consumers via long distance, high voltage transmission lines. Power flowed in one direction, from the generators, through the transmission network before stepping down to the local distribution network to supply […]

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Issue 04: Energy Challenges in Remote Communities

It is well known that remote communities face many challenges when dealing with meeting their energy demands. There are many examples around the world where remote communities have introduced renewable energy generation to help address some of these challenges and provide residents with a stable, clean long-term supply of electricity. In this week’s post we […]

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Issue 03: Hoprigshiels Community Case Study

There are many great examples and success stories of community renewable energy projects. In the case of community renewables the development of the renewable energy facility is only part of the story, for communities having a long term, stable revenue income gives autonomy over finances and the ability to support wider projects benefiting the local […]

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Issue 01: What is Community Renewable Energy?

What is Community Renewable Energy? Community Renewable Energy is a term which defines energy producing facilities that are owned and operated locally, or which are sited on community land. Ultimately providing benefits to the host community via renewable sources; such as solar, wind, hydro or biofuels. The term ‘community’ can include a wide variety of […]

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