Mongoose Energy Limited is a co-operative company which works with community groups, commercial developers and investors to identify, develop, build and manage community owned renewable energy projects. It was formed early in 2015 by the same team that successfully grew Bath and West Community Energy (BWCE), now a Mongoose member, to become an award-winning forerunner in the community energy sector.
Working with its partner community benefit societies – of which BEC is one - Mongoose has successfully raised over £7m investment into community energy projects over the past year, and is currently managing nearly 6MWp of renewable energy projects on behalf of its partners with a further 10MWp coming on stream in the next few months.
Mongoose is assisting us with the preparation and promotion of our current fund-raise, and managing the development of our solar farm project in Lawrence Weston.
Ethex is a not-for-profit, web-based investment platform designed to “make positive investment easy to understand and easy to do”. Ethex is promoting our current fund-raise and acting as receiving agent; that is, investors wishing to make an investment in BEC do so via the Ethex website.
Bristol City Council is a key partner to BEC. It has long been committed to promoting a more sustainable Bristol and the promotion of green energy initiatives. BCC is the landowner of the Lawrence Weston solar farm site in our third solar share offer, and will provide the high voltage connection to the local grid operated by Western Power Distribution. BCC’s Energy Service is working closely with BEC to develop the Lawrence Weston project and is also a partner on many of the rooftop solar installations.
Ambition Lawrence Weston is a community-driven regeneration project for the Lawrence Weston community in North Bristol. Local people have developed a comprehensive and challenging 10 Year Plan setting out key projects targeting improvements in housing, employment opportunities, crime, transport, health & social care, the local environment, education and leisure activities. BEC has worked closely with Ambition Lawrence Weston as one of the two solar farms in our third share offer is located close to this community. A proportion of the Community Benefit from this project will flow directly to projects in ALW's 10 Year Plan, and the aspiration is for the solar farm to become one of many positive symbols of rejuvenation in the local area.
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