Be part of the renewable energy revolution
Local renewables are fast becoming the most affordable way to supply energy, providing a unique opportunity to regenerate neighbourhoods, create long-term economic value and build climate resilience.
For Places and Place Makers
Transform places into net-zero energy communities
We bring Place Makers and Impact Investors together to make the most of local renewables.
Our funded community microgrids help housing providers, housing associations, community land trusts, cohousing communities and neighbourhood partnerships deliver affordable net-zero homes for a new generation of environmentally-minded customers while creating tangible long-term benefits for each place.
Who we’ve helped
The Water Lilies Energy Community
The Place and Place Maker
Water Lilies, a new development of 33 sustainable homes sitting atop an old water reservoir in Kings Weston, Bristol by Bright Green Futures, an ethical, multi-award-winning developer creating eco self-build communities.
The project has installed a new substation and private electricity network, a 120kW solar array, a 444 kWh community battery and 7 electric vehicle chargers; all linked by CEPRO’s smart microgrid technology. The project has invested in Kirk Hill wind farm in Scotland to meet residual energy demand for the first 25 years of operations.
The Impact Investor
Bristol Energy Cooperative (BEC) a ground-breaking community benefit society founded in 2011. BEC has over 9MW of solar PV under community ownership and has provided over £250,000 of community benefit payments to local organisations since inception.
Water Lilies residents are largely autonomous in energy use and protected from volatile energy prices while Bristol Energy Cooperative has been able to put over £400,000 in capital to work providing a stable return to investors over 30 years.
Help us reach net zero with an innovative, realistic solution that will make a real impact.
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Accelerate place-based energy transition with community microgrids
CEPRO offers Place Makers a complete service for creating net zero energy communities to capture the full benefits of local renewable technology. Our market-leading community microgrid technology platform simplifies financing, streamlines construction, manages customer participation and optimises asset dispatch; facilitating the efficient, self-sustaining operation of each Energy Community.
Simulation, recruitment & business case software
Microgrid system operator software
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If you are interested in finding out more we’d love to speak to you.
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