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. It seeks to promote collaboration between existing and new groups whilst undertaking projects of benefit for all.

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.


Do you or any of your colleagues have a research question that you’d like answered or a project that you would like to develop with a University of Bristol postgraduate student through the dissertation partnership scheme?
New funding announced! Opens at 9am tomorrow! (10th December)
OVO Energy have provided initial funding for our Energy Champions Scheme


Fri 23rd Jan, 5:00pm
Bristol 2015 are looking for up to 80 local volunteers to be part of the creation of a stunning art piece. Full details are being kept confidential, so that the show is a surprise for all watching live and on TV. If you want to know, email us and we can tell you.
Wed 4th Feb, 1:00pm
Our first training session for Energy Champions is on Wednesday 4th February 2015

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 communities@cse.org.uk Its had over 30,000 views so far!


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