Welcome to the website of Bristol Energy Co-op. We're a community-owned energy cooperative, growing the local area's green energy supply and making the benefits open to all. Join us!
2nd solar share offer now open!
£200,000 is the target. £52,000 invested so far. Read more.
BEC joins the Bristol Pound
We've signed up to the Bristol Pound, and you can now pay for your shares and receive your share interest in £Bs. Read more.
Switch to a brighter future
Green energy suppliers now match or beat the big providers on service and price. We’ve taken the hassle out of choosing a new supplier by carefully selecting three top-rated partners. Read more - and switch your supplier.
Fantastic opportunity for community ownership of the M48 wind farm
Read the latest about a wonderful opportunity for direct community ownership of a local wind farm, with full control over the income it would generate.
BEC launches the Bristol Community Energy Saver
We’ve teamed up with the Bristol Credit Union to create a special account that helps you save money to invest in a future BEC share offer. Find out more.
2013 Annual General Meeting
Another successful AGM! Thanks to all who attended on 12th October, and to those who voted online. Congratulations to directors Andy O'Brien (re-elected) and Chris Speller (newly elected).
BEC featured on www.renewableenergyblog.org
Chris Bird is an environmental activist with a passion for renewable energy. Over the past two years he's been visiting community renewable energy projects in the UK and Ireland, and telling their stories on his blog. Chris came along to our 2012 AGM, and made a short film of the day.
Read Chris' article and watch the video.
Our 2012 solar PV share issue:
from over 150 investor-members
on 3 community buildings
51.1MWh generatedin the first year, saving over 25 tonnes of CO2 emissions
Bristol Energy Cooperative is a member of Bristol Energy Network, an umbrella organisation for all grassroots initiatives broadly engaged in energy and sustainability issues within Bristol.