The Glasgow Community Energy project was establish in 2018 with funding from Local Energy Scotland. It developed out of three years’ research and planning for the ‘Radical Renewable Art + Activism Fund’ project.
In 2016, with support from Co-operative Development Scotland and Energy4All, we constituted as a Community Benefit Society (BenCom) – a form of co-operative which ensures proceeds from the sale of our energy are only used to benefit the local and wider community. We are registered with the Financial Conduct Authority as the Radical Renewable Art and Activism Community Energy Society Limited under the Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014.
Our team currently includes: artist and activist Ellie Harrison (chair), Jim Lee from our partner Energy4All, Calum Watkins, Zoe Dickson and Fraser Stewart from the University of Strathclyde, and Andy McAvoy from The Pollokshields Trust, alongside our current staff members:
Our Community Organiser, Claire Williams can be contacted at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Technical Project Manager, Richard Witney from On Site Generation can be contacted at: email@example.com
We are currently looking for local community activists and energy professionals to join us on the board. We aim to meet every 2-4 weeks whilst we develop the project and get our first renewable energy installation up-and-running before 31 March 2021. Please get in touch with Claire Williams on the address above to get involved.