Decision details

Local Energy Scheme 3 (Revenue) Grant Funding

Decision Maker: Director of Environment

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


The Environment Director, in consultation with the Directors of Environment within the constituent unitary authorities, approves the following projects for a Local Energy Scheme 3 revenue grant:


Six projects are approved for grant:


a.       Bath & West Community Energy project to accelerate heat pump roll-out for £74,801

b.       The Bath & West Community Energy project to develop a wind site with potential for solar for £74,853

c.        The Keynsham Community Energy project to install rooftop solar for £20,400

d.       The Clean Energy Prospector project to develop a virtual power plant £75,000

e.       Great West Air Ambulance Charity project to support development of solar farm and battery for £50,000

f.         The Bristol Energy Cooperative project to accelerate development of community energy sector in South Gloucestershire for £49,950


The Baggator Charity project to develop Barton Heat community energy for £25,000 is rejected.


Change Request to Low Carbon Challenge Fund Extension. It is recommended that a further £70k of the capital pot is converted to revenue to fund these projects. Also, that the completion milestone is extended to the end of September 2025. The Change Request is subject to approval from the Project Review Board (PRB approved on 21/07/24).


Publication date: 05/07/2024

Date of decision: 14/06/2024

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