In 2019, CCEL awarded a total of £3000 funding to four local community groups from its community benefit fund. The awarding of the fund was carried out by a panel of two shareholders and a director of CCEL with the help of Chester Voluntary Action. 17 applications were received and four were selected for funding. The successful applicants were: Campbell Memorial Hall, New Images Youth Centre, Live Scene and Vernon Institute
Thanks to the great weather this year, a 4% dividend to our members for this financial year was agreed at our 2nd AGM.
CCEL has awarded £1000 of its community benefit fund to four successful applicants: Frodsham Community Association, Neston Community Youth Centre, Retreat House Chester and Cheshire Waste Reduction Volunteers. The funds will primarily be used to install energy efficient LED lighting, and also to purchase two large compost bins for use in local schools and education.
We are currently setting up our Community Benefit Fund panel, to help us in coming months to distribute funds from our community pot. Watch this space!
Our Northgate system has produced just under 25MWh, with 7MWh in last month alone. We’re are currently exploring the feasibility of several new projects to share with members in July. Come on sunshine!
Northgate system has produced 17MWh to date! Equivalent of 22 trees planted, 6697kg CO2 saved. April was a fantastic month and May’s weather looking good too!
To date our Northgate scheme has saved 3044 kg CO2 emissions, planted the equivalent of 10 trees and powered 23,500 lightbulbs for a day. The weather was fantastic on Wed 15th March and the system hit out highest daily output so far of 192 kWh! Watch this space.
Chester Community Energy Ltd. wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year. We are pleased to say that we have produced 3.73 MWh thus far and offset 1463 kg of CO2 (the equivalent on planting 5 trees, or powering 11,300 lightbulbs for a day) from our first scheme at Northgate Arena. Here’s to more success in 2017!
We are please to announce that Chester Community Energy Ltd.’s first 50kW solar PV system has been installed on Northgate Arena and is up and running! The system is generating a community fund to invest in further projects in the future, and generating interest to return to our members. We will provide more information soon. In the meantime please see our website www.chestercommunityenergy.org.uk
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