We are Keynsham Community Energy

We’re a Community Benefit Society set up to provide affordable, clean energy to communities in Keynsham. Our local energy projects offer community investment opportunities as well as reduced energy costs and lower carbon emissions.

We are helping to give Keynsham more control over its future energy costs and surety of supply, making it an even better place to live and work.
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We are Keynsham Community Energy

We’re a Community Benefit Society set up to provide affordable, clean energy to communities in Keynsham. Our local energy projects offer community investment opportunities as well as reduced energy costs and lower carbon emissions.

We are helping to give Keynsham more control over its future energy costs and surety of supply, making it an even better place to live and work.

Join us on our mission to build a sustainable energy future for Keynsham

Sign up to our newsletter to keep track of our projects. We are planning a share offer for the Riverside Solar Project and there will only be a short window of opportunity. Register your interest here and ensure you'll hear about it first.

The Riverside solar project

Keynsham Community Energy are pleased to be behind Keynsham's first community energy project with a 92KW solar array to be installed on the Riverside development in 2020.

The energy produced by the panels will be bought and used locally, rather than being sold back to the grid. This way, we keep the energy and the money generated by the project in our local community.

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Local energy

Keynsham Community Energy is run by local people for local people, and we're keen to grow our membership. We're looking for people who share our aims, values and principles, and want to help us shape Keynsham's energy future for the better.

As a Community Benefit Society, Keynsham Community Energy is run by members of the community for the benefit of the community as a whole.

Community ownership

Our mission is to help Keynsham develop a clean energy future, mitigate climate change by installing renewable energy generation, and to do this in a fair and democratic way by spreading the ownership and benefits across the community rather than concentrating them in the hands of the few. That's why, as a Community Benefit Society, we are offering shares to local people in our project.

Our share offer will be open very soon. If you want to support your local community, help mitigate climate change and help build a stronger and more resilient town, please fill out the form below to find out more.

How to get involved

  • You can invest in our regulated, energy generation programmes and receive good potential return on your investment (typically 3% - 7%)
  • You can join our steering group that meets three times a year
  • You can become a Director of Keynsham Community Energy
  • You can become a partner of Keynsham Community Energy. We are interested in working with local businesses with land or roof space to develop more community-owned renewable energy projects in return for a reduction in the cost of your energy.

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Round-up of the year

October 25, 2019

Keynsham Community Energy might have been quiet over the past twelve months, but that doesn’t mean we haven’t been busy! So, what have we been up to? We welcomed a fifth director – Nick Coates – into the fold and have had a number of Directors’ meetings to move our proposed projects on. We’ve held…

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Keynsham Community Energy working with B&NES

September 30, 2018

Keynsham Community Energy (KCE) today signed a co-operation agreement with Bath and North East Somerset Council. The agreement means that KCE and B&NES will work together to identify renewable energy projects in Keynsham, help the Council deliver its target of 25% carbon reduction by 2030, and provide opportunities for local people to invest in sustainable…

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Renewables in UK energy mix hit all-time high

September 27, 2018

Figures just out show that the share of renewables in the UK’s electricity generation hit a record high of 31.7% in the second quarter of 2018.  At the same time, coal dropped to an all-time low of only 1.6%. The figures, from the government’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), show that gas…

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Energy price cap to save households £75, says Ofgem

September 6, 2018

The energy regulator, Ofgem has proposed an energy bill price cap of £1,136 a year for “typical usage.” It’s calculated that the cap will save around 11 million households on default deals about £75 on average, although the amount households could save will depend on their usage and supplier. The planned cap will be confirmed…

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Churches convert to renewable energy

August 3, 2018

More than 5,500 UK churches have put their faith in renewable energy – with church leaders encouraging more faith premises with charitable status to follow suit for their own buildings. Fifteen Anglican cathedrals – including Bristol, , Sheffield and Salisbury – are among the buildings already using 100% green electricity tariffs. Places of worship that…

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About us

As a Community Benefit Society (or BenCom), Keynsham Community Energy’s focus is on community investment in renewable energy – building solar arrays and other renewable energy technologies in Keynsham that are funded by members of our community.

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Share offer

Keynsham Community Energy’s Riverside share offer will soon be going live! To register your interest, please fill in the form above or sign up to our newsletter (also above).

Contact us

Keynsham Community Energy is run by local people for local people, and we're keen to grow our membership. We’re looking for people who share our aims, values and principles, and want to help us shape Keynsham's energy future for the better.

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