Launch of Pioneer Share Offer

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Corwen Electricity Co-operative are delighted to launch their pioneer share offer. This is to raise money needed to complete the development phase of the project to obtain planning permission, the abstraction licence and to put in place the necessary leases…

Awards and technical progress

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Principle 6 of the International Co-op Principles states that co-ops help each other out – we were the lucky recipient of co-ops in action when Midcounties Co-operative gave us a very welcome £2,000 grant to help with the additional costs we’ve … Continue reading

Scottish co-ops making history

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SHARENERGY will make history when its community turbine is officially launched on 12 July in Dingwall. The 250kW turbine is the first in Scotland to be 100 per cent owned by a co-operative – Dingwall Wind Co-Op – and demonstrates how communities are increasingly taking their energy future into their own hands. Now Wester Derry… Read more »

Project featured in Guardian

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Wester Derry Wind Co-op was mentioned in a great article in the Guardian on Saturday…great to be recognised as pioneers on the UK stage. In the meanwhile we are at the Alyth show – we’re very keen to attract members…

Project featured in Guardian

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Leominster Sunrise was featured in a really good article in Saturday’s Guardian – Leominster is becoming known as a pioneering place when it comes to renewable energy co-ops. There are a few around these days but how many small market

Community wind in Herefordshire needs support

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Supporters of community wind please click here: http://planning.powys.gov.uk/portal/servlets/PlanningComments?REFNO=P/2012/0573 and register support for the Reeves Hill planning application. They will accept comments online but only for a few more days so please do it now. The background: Since 2006, planning permission has been sought for 4 wind turbines at Reeves Hill on the Powys – Herefordshire… Read more »

Scottish wind co-ops taking off

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We’re having a lot of interest in our Wester Derry Wind Co-op right now – we’re doing a lot of publicity at the moment and we’re hoping to attract some new members. As a sneak peek to what they are signing up to, have a look at Dingwall Wind Co-op’s turbine – also a WTN 250kW,… Read more »

Planning application withdrawn

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Crida Wind Co-op has decided to withdraw the planning application for 2 turbines. We received a copy of the planning officer’s report late last week… just over a year after submitting our application. You can read it here. Unfortunately they … Continue reading