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Wednesday, 16 July 2014
SidEnergy latest: share issue: energy switching: openhomes
Here is the latest newsletter from the Sid valley's energy group:
Newsletter No.5 July 2014
Membership Share Issue – Blast Off!
month at the VGS AGM SidEnergy successfully launched its membership share
offer. Membership forms have been flooding in and we would like to thank all of
you who have so far signed up. If you have not yet signed up and wish to, then
you can do so via our website or by completing a form and returning it to
SidEnergy c/o Easterbrook Eaton, Cosmopolitan House, Old Fore Street, Sidmouth
EX10 8LS. If you want to know where you can obtain a form please contact 07592
803063 and we will attempt to get a form to you. Alternatively there may be
copies available at the Easterbrook Eaton office.
costs only £10 and the benefits of being a Member can be found on our website.
Our application form also includes details on the benefits of membership.
Public Open Meetings
Tuesday 8th July SidEnergy held its first public open meeting. The meeting was
well attended and a lively debate and Q&A session took place. It is the
intention of SidEnergy to hold more of these meetings with the next one
scheduled for a date to be confirmed in September. However after October the
meetings will be closed to non-Members. At the Members only meetings updates on
projects and investment opportunities will be outlined.
We Are Not Lumicity!
would like to take this opportunity to clarify its position on the recent
planning application for solar panels to be placed on a site at the East Hill
strips. SidEnergy was not responsible for submitting the planning application.
We had no involvement in the planning application and have no association or
affiliation with Lumicity, the company that submitted that application.
is true that representatives from Lumicity made an approach to SidEnergy for
support of the planning application, however it was clear to the directors of
SidEnergy that there was no long term community benefit and we were receiving
confusing messages from various representatives within the company. For this
reason SidEnergy did not support this planning application.
would like to make it clear that we will only support sensible, sustainable and
realistic green energy projects that provide long term benefits to the
community. Other companies in other parts of the country have been quite
generous in their support for communities and we seek the same for the people
of Sidmouth and the surrounding area.
Us Your Bills” Energy Switching Workshop
workshops continue and you can find us at the monthly Sidmouth community market
in the St.John Ambulance Hall. The next one is on Saturday 9th August 2014
between 10:00 and 12:30. Why not come along and meet members from SidEnergy.
Bring along a year’s worth of energy bills and we will do the number crunching
for you and hopefully be able to show you the best deals that are out there for
Note We are only an advisory body, we will
supply you with any relevant information but the final decision to switch will
ultimately lie with you, you are under no obligation to switch to any supplier
or act on any information supplied by SidEnergy at the workshop.
will do everything possible to complete the consultation on your first visit,
however if we cannot do this then we will arrange a mutually convenient date to
complete the consultation.
June SidEnergy held its latest event as part of the Green Open Homes programme.
The event included a demonstration of technologies such as Biomass boilers;
ground source heat pumps coupled to solar panels and a wood burning stove which
feeds into a vented thermal store. The event was well attended and we would
like to thank everyone involved. Details of future events will be emailed to you
as and when they have been organized.
ready to be excited for SidEnergy is on the verge of a major announcement! We
are currently carrying out feasibility studies at 5 sites in the area which
involve Solar PV. Whilst 4 of these sites are small scale, schools, farms etc
one of the projects will be big. It will require significant capital investment
and there will be an opportunity for Members of SidEnergy to invest in the
project. Details will be announced soon, so watch this space!
and meet the SidEnergy team!
will have a presence at the Honiton Show on Thursday 7th August. Why not come
along and meet some of the team. We will be more than happy to answer any
questions about SidEnergy or just chat generally about the state of the energy
market, We would love to see you there.