Around £14m of EU funds are available for more small scale community renewable energy proposals.

WEFO is looking for proposals that will demonstrate the ability of a community to produce its own energy source and manage it through a smart grid application. Proposals should be able to deliver the infrastructure and be operational within the programme timescales.

The types of proposals likely to be supported are:

  • Schemes that will deliver the infrastructure and be operational before the programmes close. Schemes that demonstrate sustainability beyond the ERDF intervention and the ability to future-proof energy supply reducing the complete reliance upon existing energy suppliers.
  • Schemes that incorporate a storage solution to time-shift the energy created to when it is needed.
  • Schemes that are already beyond the initial scoping phase with a clear idea of the solutions and infrastructure to be put in place.
  • Schemes that are able to demonstrate a strong sustainable plan for continuation of the community energy solution after the ERDF intervention.
  • Schemes that have a clear understanding of where match funding for the proposal can be sourced.
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