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 2013 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.


The Bristol Community Energy Fund is now open for applications up to £10,000 as well as the already open £2,000 grant programme
Around 50 people attended Bristol Energy Network's first event of the year
Can you help us get to then next £Million milestone? •Check out our bond offer with 6% interest per annum. •Share the love for solar by passing this email on to your friends and family today.


Sat 13th Feb, 9:30am
Bristol Energy Cooperative have organised a Mass Sun Dance to celebrate our love for the planet this Valentine's Day
Sat 20th Feb, 11:00am
Bristol Energy Network are organising an energy training day for Energy Champions and all others interested in learning new skills around energy efficiency, renewable energy and fuel poverty.
Sat 23rd Apr, 9:00am
A practical fun course for all experience levels

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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