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Thursday, 21 August 2014
SidEnergy latest news: Honiton Show... Cosy Devon... Green Open Homes... Community Share Hotspots... Membership Share Issue... energy switching workshops
Newsletter No.6 August 2014
SidEnergy at the Honiton Show
The SidEnergy team took to the
road and had a stand at the Honiton show to present to a large audience our
message of renewable energy and energy efficiency.
On a hot sunny day large
crowds were able to hear about proposed investment opportunities for SidEnergy
members, as feasibility studies are underway on some larger projects, together
with potential savings from suppliers and energy switching opportunities.
Don’t delay, things are moving
fast! Come and join us and help to expand our increasingly successful community
Do you know someone who will
be struggling to heat their home this winter?
You can help them save money,
energy, keep warm and healthy this winter through CosyDevon.
What’s on offer?
CosyDevon is offering
homeowners, landlords and tenants:
• FREE loft and cavity
• Free replacement boilers to
households in receipt of qualifying benefits and subject to availability
• Loft insulation top ups for
What is CosyDevon?
CosyDevon is a new scheme developed by 10 local
authorities in Devon in partnership with the Energy Saving Trust and E.ON.
Funded by the Energy Company Obligation the scheme aims to install 7,000
insulation measures across Devon by end March 2015.
As part of our Open Homes programme, we need
For our final event of the year, we want to
hear about what technologies you are interested in and what you would like more
Already we have featured events on:-
Infra Red photography and how it benefits home
owners by identifying areas of heat loss
Biomass boiler-Is it suitable for your home
and things to look for
Assorted renewable technologies
Energy efficiency measures
Air leakage test in a new build home
Possible benefits from Renewable Heat
Incentive and Feed in Tariff
Energy switching workshops
If you want more information on these or any
other topics, please email us your suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org and we
will either arrange an event or invite you to a member’s home who can provide
the necessary information.
This is your opportunity to find out more and
support your local community energy company-SidEnergy. Contact us now.
Community Share Hotspots
As part of Co-operatives Fortnight, the
Community Shares Unit has supported a piece of research which has revealed the
top ten areas where communities have launched and completed share offers to
purchase local assets, from pubs and shops to wind farms and football clubs.
Oxfordshire secures the top spot, with the south west having 4 hotspots in the
top ten! Well Done South West!
For more information please follow the link
SidEnergy will soon be making a major announcement
on a proposed Solar PV project in the area. It is our intention to call a
public open meeting as soon as we are in a position to do so. We are currently
carrying out feasibility studies at 5 sites in the area which involve Solar PV
and hope to call a public meeting as soon as we can to discuss these projects.
SidEnergy recently launched its membership
share offer. Membership forms continue to pour 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.
Membership 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.
“Show Us Your Bills” Energy Switching Workshop
These 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 13th September 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 you.
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.
We 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.
SidEnergy is a not for profit organisation run
by volunteers who live in the Sidmouth area. Our aims are to promote green
technologies and advise the community on the best ways of saving energy and as
a result reducing your energy bills.
SidEnergy is a properly constituted community
company and is structured to meet all necessary statutory safeguards and is
registered with the FSA
Any revenues generated by SidEnergy through
partnerships will be used to fund community projects.
There will be investment opportunities where
SidEnergy’s role will be as facilitator and advisor.
We will check out the feasibility of any green
project that is presented to us and if the project is possible we will assist
in the raising of finance through share offers to enable the project to happen.
Once a project is set up we will act as
administrators ensuring that any revenues and monies generated are distributed
to the share holders. We will not be taking any fees or monies for this as
already mentioned we are a not for profit organisation.
It is important to note that SidEnergy is not
an energy company like one of the big six. We do not generate or trade gas
and electricity to supply to your home or business.
Here at CosyDevon we’re on a mission to help you save money, energy and make your home warmer for less for years to come.
Apply today to find out if you’re eligible for free home energy saving improvements plus you can find out lots of great ways to start saving energy and money.
If you’re a Devon homeowner, landlord or private tenant you could qualify for.*
A replacement A-rated gas boiler
Free cavity wall insulation
Free loft insulation
Free or subsidised loft top ups
External wall insulation with funding support from CosyDevon
We hope you’ll find our website really useful. You can find out what kind ofenergy improvements you could be eligible for, apply online as well as find out lots of information about great ways to save energy and money.
Our scheme can’t last forever so don’t miss out, apply today.Helping you save energy and moneyHere at CosyDevon we’re on a mission to help you save money, energy and make your home warmer for less for years to come.
Did you knowa well-insulated home can provide lots of benefits including:
Help you save money off your energy bills
A home that’s easier to heat and stays warmer for longer
Keeping heat in your home, instead of escaping through your walls and roof
Improve the external appearance (if external wall insulation is required)