CSE, Power to Change and Cooperatives UK are delighted to launch a new branch of Next Generation, focussed on peer mentoring by community energy experts.
The Community Energy Peer Mentoring programme is offering the opportunity for up to 40 community energy groups and community actors who are interested in energy related projects in England to benefit from free outside expert support on a wide range of issues, from finance to PR and microgrids to renewable heat. The programme is open to both new and established community energy groups, and will give you the opportunity to network with others in the sector, share your own experiences and learn something new to benefit your own organisation. The ‘Community Energy Peer Mentoring programme’ is designed to increase knowledge sharing and learning in the community energy sector.
They have 10 mentors signed-up:
Kayla Ente, Brighton & Hove Energy Services Co-operative
Toby Costin, Crew Energy
Peter Capener, Bath & West Community Energy
Simon Tilley, Hockerton Housing Project
Jonathan Atkinson, Carbon Co-op
Will Cottrell, Brighton Energy Coop
Gill Fenna, Quantum Strategy & Technology Ltd
Richard Watson, Energise Sussex Coast
Michael Beech, RINA Tech UK Ltd
Ben Dodd, Green Fox Community Energy Co-operative
They are seeking both new and established community energy groups and practitioners who wish to get involved as mentees. The deadline for applications is 4th May 2021 (this is an extension from the earlier deadline). See here for more details: https://www.next-generation.org.uk/peer-mentoring