Published: 5th Dec 2019

A new ‘matchmaking’ website to help community energy projects find available buildings and land has been launched. The PowerPaired platform already has more than 100 assets on offer to community energy groups around the country and is appealing for local authorities to register and offer up any suitable buildings they may have as well. The National Grid is just one of the asset owners already on board, with substations listed as potentially viable sites for hosting community-owned renewables projects. Other registered asset owners include Oldham Council, Suffolk County Council, Aster Homes and St Mungo’s Charity. The website has been developed by the non-profit organisation Forum for the Future and supported by the players of People’s Postcode Lottery and Friends Provident Foundation. It will also signpost users to a range of support tools to assist them, including legal template documents provided by partner Pure Leapfrog and support from agencies such as Community Energy England and regional BEIS funded … (To read the full article, subscribe below)