Bristol Community Strategy for Energy


The Strategy was launched during Big Green Week by Bristol's Mayor, George Ferguson  on Friday 21st June in the Solar Pavilion on College Green

George  also launched Bristol Solar City, an initiative to make Bristol the UK's solar capital.  

To find out more about the strategy and the next steps in its development click on the strategy tab above.

About BEN

The Bristol Energy Network is an umbrella organisation for all community energy groups in Bristol and the surrounding area. It aims to facilitate and promote the diverse activities and projects undertaken by its community energy group members by

  • cascading news, information and policy updates from local partners and national organisations,
  • acting as a conduit between local groups and external organisations and
  • providing an open platform for the sharing of resources, ideas and debate through regular open meetings. 

The network is strongly action-orientated but does not undertake specific projects itself. Instead it seeks to promote collaboration between existing and new groups for the benefit of all.


Support to engage the whole community and technical expertise to develop renewables projects. limited funding for groups within Devon and support to others nationally.
The Bristol Community Building Fund offers local voluntary groups up to £4,000 to improve the energy efficiency of their community building by getting improvements like better insulation, a heating system upgrade, or more efficient windows and doors.
The finalists for the first UK Community Energy Awards have been announced and some of our members feature!


Sat 27th Sep, 1:00pm
To celebrate the launch of a street-by-street approach to energy saving Easton Energy Group are hosting a Creative Energy Engagement Day!
Tue 7th Oct, 2:00pm
RegenSW are organising an event for groups to learn more about how to navigate grid issues and how to work with Western Power Distribution to secure grid connection as well as helping to feedback to DECC and Ofgem to remove barriers.
Mon 13th Oct, 7:30pm
Monthly reading group organised by Bristol Energy Cooperative

Group Map

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The bristol community energy map displays current groups ... if you're not on this map but want to be, or if you are on the map and want to change your entry, just email Its had over 30,000 views so far!


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