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.
The Glasgow Community Energy team currently includes: artist and activist Ellie Harrison (Chairperson), Jim Lee from our partner Energy4All, engineers Calum Watkins and Zoe Dickson, political scientist Fraser Stewart, community organiser Claire Williams, architect Andy McAvoy and Bill Fraser from The Pollokshields Trust.