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Bristol Energy Cooperative

Bristol Energy Cooperative (BEC) is a not-for-profit, community-owned enterprise that has been set up to deliver community-owned renewable energy that returns benefits to the Bristol region community.

BEC - What They Do

What they do

Bristol Energy Cooperative is a Community Benefit Society set up to deliver community-owned renewable energy and energy efficiency projects that return the benefits to the community. Read more

Financial performance

Bristol Energy Cooperative has successfully completed four previous share offers and paid interest in line with predictions since its inception in 2011. BEC's annual accounts are on its website.


Interest first payable

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Forecast return

5%

See investment details for all terms.

Social performance

BEC works to mitigate climate change by reducing the dependence on unsustainable sources of energy, fund and implement renewable energy projects, and to work with communities to make carbon reduction technology and the associated financial benefits available for all.


  • Key social performance indicator

    £200,000

    of community benefit payments facilitated so far

Governance and people

Who benefits

Bristol Energy Cooperative's (BEC) aim is to grow the local green energy supply in the Bristol region, and return benefits to the community.


  • The projects in this share offer enable BEC to provide subsidised green energy to the community; build a fund to support local community activity; and enable BEC to expand its community energy engagement programme.

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