Change the way your community thinks about energy. Become a Sustainable Energy Community and join us on this journey to achieve your energy goals.

What is a Sustainable Energy Community

A Sustainable Energy Community (SEC) is a community in which everyone works together to develop a sustainable energy system for the benefit of the community. This is achieved by:

  • Aiming, as far as possible, to be energy efficient
  • Using renewable energy where feasible
  • Adopting smart energy solutions
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View a map of the sustainable energy communities

Join us on this journey

In recent years, there has been a grassroots movement in which communities are working to improve their energy use. We want to help communities do this by supporting them on a three-step journey. We call this Learn-Plan-Do.

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Community grants

The Better Energy Community programme assists energy efficiency community projects through capital funding, partnerships, and technical support.

Learn more about grant supports