Community Energy: maximising the contribution in a changing energy market
Community Energy: maximising the contribution in a changing energy market - full report [ 2.6 mb].
The UK energy market is changing, but few experts would be confident predicting exactly what form that change will take.
Will generation become more decentralised? Should there be an increase in local ownership of energy projects or companies? Can consumers become more engaged with their energy usage?
Supporters of community energy believe it can positively disrupt the energy market, by driving an increase in decentralised, locally owned or managed energy, with high levels of consumer engagement, ultimately reducing costs and carbon emissions.
As the statutory energy consumer representative, in this report, we looked at how consumers experience and understand community energy.