The LAGs have approved a new project called Electric Communities. This project aims to help community buildings to better understand both how much electricity they are using and how the electricity is being used. We are looking for 15 community projects in Denbighshire, Flintshire and Wrexham to take part in the project.
How will the project work?
Participating buildings will get the loan of an electricity monitor which will record electricity consumption on site. Data from these monitors will be downloaded and used to help us understand how much energy is used by different buildings.
What’s in it for participants?
Those taking part will get detailed information on electricity use in their buildings. This data can be used to compare hour by hour, day by day, week by week or month by month the consumption patterns of your building.
Why is this useful?
You can only really manage something if you can measure it. Studies have shown savings of up to 15% on electricity bills just from using energy monitors. Are certain activates in your building using more electricity than others? Is equipment being left on? These monitors will mean you have all the answers.
How do groups sign up?
If a group running a community building wants to take part simply contact Silas Jones at Cadwyn Clwyd:
Tel: 01490 340500
We have a limited number of monitors and we are looking for a range of building types with a range of different uses.
What do groups need to do?
Participating community buildings will need to contribute £xx toward the project. They will also need to share the data from the monitor by emailing it to Cadwyn Clwyd.
Do you know a community building with solar PV panels?
We have a small number of Efergy Solar Engage Hubs. The engage solar lets you manage multiple circuits in your home from anywhere, anytime through the engage online portal. This kit is perfect for solar/PV installation as it gives you a guide of how your consumption compares with your generation.