What we do

At Co-op Energy, we’re working towards a more sustainable future. We already get a lot of our energy from renewable sources, but with your help we believe we can do even better.

What is community energy?

Over the last 10 years, communities in the UK have chosen to take their energy into their own hands; it’s a growing initiative that’s gaining more and more traction each year.

Community energy means a group of people coming together to generate energy locally. For some, this is simply making the most of their local natural resources, while for others it’s about taking control away from the big national energy companies. And for many more, it’s about coming together to save energy, save money and save the planet.

Put simply, it’s a greener way of generating power, meaning less reliance on power stations, and more renewable energy for our country.

Why is community energy important?

We believe that it’s important for people to know where their energy comes from. Community energy allows just that. It means that our members and customers can know, and choose, their energy sources – to take the power into their own hands.

As a co-operative, we’re run and owned by our members; in fact, our four pillars are democracy, openness, equality and social responsibly. It’s what sets us apart from the rest. That’s why we’re encouraging community energy across the UK to help our members have a say in where their energy comes from.

We want to aid the expansion of renewable energy across the UK, which is why we purchase energy from community energy groups. By doing this, we believe we can reduce carbon emissions and give you better control of your energy, while helping the communities that generate renewable energy. It’s a win-win really.

Community energy means:

What do community energy projects do?