Congratulations to Bath and West Community Energy in fighting off strong national competition to win the “UK Community Energy Organisation of the Year” Award . Peter Capener, was named ‘Leader of the Year’ for his work as Chair of BWCE and supporting development of the national government’s Community Energy Strategy.
Pete Capener said ‘After many years in the clean energy business it is very satisfying to receive this award. Not many years ago we were a few energy enthusiasts from Transition Bath sitting round a table with a great idea. Now only 4 years later we have been recognised as one of the leading community energy companies in the country’
Managing Director Jeff Kenna said ‘On the 17 September at the Guildhall in Bath we are launching our latest public share offer to raise funds to build a 2.34 MegaWatt(MW) solar array. It will be great to be able to tell our guests and members about our success at that meeting. Already 90% of our members come from in and around Bath; I hope this award will give confidence to more local people to join and invest in us’
Non- executive Director Cathy Hough, who was also present at the awards, said ‘it may seem like a cliché but it really is true that we couldn’t have achieved what we have in such a short space of time without the involvement and hard work of our members and the support of B&NES council. So a big thank you goes to them’
The awards were presented on September 4th in Oxford, the photo above shows Chris Crookall Fallon BWCE non-executive director, Jason Sharp MD of OVO Energy(presenting the award), Cathy Hough BWCE non-executive director BWCE and Pete Capener chair BWCE receiving the award.