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The path to net zero requires everyone to act. We share that responsibility and recognise we have a key role to play in facilitating the low carbon transition. It is essential that we work with the communities we serve to address the climate emergency.

By working together, we can deliver better outcomes for all of our customers. Supporting the growth of community energy in our region will help us reach the most vulnerable in our society, as many community energy organisations are trusted intermediaries focussed on the environmental, social, and local economic impacts of our energy system. 

Working with our communities, we want to be a proactive, trusted partner providing expert support and capacity building, whilst being a responsible, ethical business. We want to build positive relationships with community and local energy organisations that can benefit us all.

CEE logo“It’s clear that Northern Powergrid is taking its role as an enabler of community energy seriously. The company is demonstrating its commitment to delivering meaningful environmental, social, and local economic benefits across Yorkshire and the North East and we look forward to working with them to make that happen.” 
Emma Bridge, Chief Executive, Community Energy England.

 

 

News & Events

NORTHERN POWERGRID RESEARCH STUDY HIGHLIGHTS THE LOCAL BENEFITS FROM COMMUNITY ENERGY
04 Sep 2020
Power network operator demonstrates commitment to local clean energy and enabling net zero carbon emissions.
NORTHERN POWERGRID LAUNCHES COMMUNITY ENERGY ENGAGEMENT STRATEGY TO SUPPORT REGIONAL...
14 May 2020
Northern Powergrid, today announces the publication of its Community Energy Engagement Strategy, detailing how it will foster the growth of community energy across its region.
NET ZERO COMMUNITY ENERGY WEBINAR
07 May 2020
Join us and our partners Regen on 18 June 2020 for an interactive webinar about working together for a low carbon future.
SUPPORTING COMMUNITIES AND CHARITIES WHILST POWERING REGION
07 May 2020
We're keeping the power following during the pandemic and actively supporting charities and organisations across the region.
DISTRIBUTION FUTURE ENERGY SCENARIOS
07 May 2020
We published our Distribution Future Energy Scenarios using an open data approach to encourage input and collaboration. Our visualisation tool allows you to explore pathways for the decarbonisation of generation, transport and heat and the potential...
NORTHERN POWERGRID JOINS WORKSHOP TO GET COMMUNITIES BEHIND LOCAL ENERGY PROJECTS
17 Feb 2020
Northern Powergrid presented to 80 representatives of community groups across the North recently at a Community Energy workshop organised by Durham County Council and Durham Energy Institute.

Timeline

Download Documents
Community Energy Engagement Strategy (2020 to 2023)
Our Community Energy Engagement Strategy sets out our vision, purpose and approach to engaging community energy organisations from 2020 to 2023.
Download Resources
Community Energy England
Community Energy England was established in 2014 as a not for profit organisation to provide a voice for the community energy sector and help create conditions within which community energy can flourish.
Community Partnership Fund
Community Partnering Fund is ran by Northern Powergrid and Northern Gas Networks and provides funding for community groups in the region. Currently re-purposed to provide support for residents in vulnerable circumstances during Covid-19.
Rural Community Energy Fund
Rural Community Energy Fund is administered by BEIS Regional Hub and provides funding for feasibility studies and community energy project implementation in rural areas.
Connecting Community Energy - A guide to getting a network connection
The Energy Network Association's guide for Community Energy stakeholders that explains how to go about getting a new connection

Get in Touch



We want this to be the start of the conversation. Our role is about more than keeping the lights on - we can support decarbonisation, partnerships, and work collectively to achieve our low carbon future.

Get in touch to share your thoughts and feedback on how we could be doing this, to sign up to our quarterly newsletter, and for any other community energy related questions.

Your Community Energy contact:
Anda BaumerteSustainability Manager, Northern Powergrid 
Email: communityenergy@northernpowergrid.com

 

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