Rules of the Society are available here.
Please note that this information is no longer updated and is for reference purposes only.
REMRs board is made up of six Directors, consistent with the ethos of an equitable partnership between landowner, developer and community, there are two director representatives of each, all of whom live in Gloucestershire. REMR is owned by its investors with each member having one vote.
Rules of the Society are available here.
REMR hopes to issue a total of 2,754,000 shares not including the directors holding (see below), the shares are priced at £1 per share.
The Annual General Meeting, which all investors are entitled to attend, will take place each July, following the financial year end of March 31st.
REMR is represented by a set of qualified directors. Andrew and Sue Clarke are also directors of The Resilience Centre.
Andrew is a director of The Resilience Centre Ltd. He has 25 years within the sustainability and environmental assessment field across Europe, both as a regulator with the Environment Agency formulating strategy and policy documents and as a consultant delivering technical excellence with commercial awareness.
Andrew is a multidiscipline project director, delivering technically complex and commercially challenging projects including wind turbine development and installation. He is a director of Resilient Energy Great Dunkilns plc and a founding director of REM and RECR.
Andrew has a strong commitment to helping local communities develop future resilience in decentralised and sustainable energy solutions. He combines this with a proven track record in taking projects forward from inception through to commissioning and operation.
Andrew has extensive knowledge of the key issues and solutions to many of the environmental challenges we face today.
Sue has a scientific background and broad-ranging sustainability expertise from 25 years’ experience in environmental and strategic business consultancy, environmental impact assessment and sustainable community development.
She is passionate about the need to find solutions to complex environmental, socioeconomic and energy challenges and is driven to apply her existing skills to help achieve a more resilient future – with development of resilient energy systems and more resilient communities and businesses a key focus.
Sue is a director of The Resilience Centre Ltd, leading on planning matters, including the REM and RECR planning applications. She is also a director of Resilient Energy Alvington Court Renewables Ltd.
She has third-sector experience as the founder of a sustainable community initiative in the Forest of Dean, and assisted in raising over £2 million European funding to support local action for a more sustainable future.
Winston has been farming in Gloucestershire all his life (livestock, dairy and arable). He has been farming organically for the last fifteen or so years, and has maintained a variety of habitats for wildlife on his farmland. Mechanically minded and interested in restoring old machinery such as tractors and cars, Winston believes in actively reserving the skills and knowledge of the past, including the use of work horses, while also being convinced that we need to use today’s technology to maximise the potential of renewable energy resources for a sustainable future. Winston is a founding director of REM and RECR, contributing to the iniitial investment to achieve the planning permissions for each of the turbine projects, in accordance with the Resilient Energy community model.
Jenny has been involved in organic farming and sustainable living for over 30 years, and has worked as a teacher, grower and cheese-maker.
She has a keen interest in environmental issues and supports Greenpeace, Friends of the Earth and a number of other environmental organisations.
In 1984, as a WWOOF (Worldwide Opportunities on Organic Farms) volunteer in SW Scotland, Jenny was involved with the erection of a prototype, single household wind turbine. She has maintained enthusiasm and support for renewable energy ever since. Jenny is delighted to be involved in a larger scale community enterprise today.
Al has a background in electrical engineering coupled with expertise in renewable energy and community finance.
He has worked in the community shares sector for over 15 years and currently manages Rootstock, a social investment society set up as an initiative of the Radical Routes network of housing co-ops, cooperatively
run social centres and worker’s co-operatives. Al is currently a director of Gloucestershire Credit Union where he is
also Finance Officer. Al lives in a rural housing co-operative in the Forest of Dean where he works a small
coppice woodland and keeps bees. He enjoys outdoor pursuits and especially sailing.
Al also holds a PGCE in post compulsory education and has designed and led a number of environmentally focussed courses for college students and adult learning initiatives.
Janine has worked in the energy efficiency and sustainable energy sector since the early 1990s and is a passionate advocate for community energy. Currently Head of Development for the Bristol-based national charity the Centre for Sustainable Energy (CSE), she coordinates a fundraising programme generating over £2.5m income per year. In 2002 Janine helped set up the Community Action for Energy network. In 2012 she designed and ran Bristol Switch
and Save, the city’s first collective buying scheme for energy.
Janine lives on a Gloucestershire smallholding with her husband Andy and their two sons. She enjoys keeping
chickens and sheep, growing vegetables and making perry.
In 2012 Janine founded Dean Community Energy Group to help provide a voice for the many people keen to support and help evelop more local energy initiatives in the area.
Wind Turbine Construction
Wind Turbine construction will be undertaken on behalf of REMR by independent specialist companies under the supervision of The Resilience Cente Ltd, which has proven experience and considerable expertise in renewable project management and wind turbine construction.
The Projects will be connected to the local 11kV grid. The local grid is operated by Western Power Distribution Ltd (WPD). WPD will programme its work to connect the sites to the electricity grid in time for the delivery of each of the turbines to its Site. The connection will be made using a new underground cable from each of the sites to the existing local infrastructure. The balance of the connection costs is payable to WPD in June 2016.
Equipment life and warranties
The Directors have confirmation that primary equipment for the Project has all been specified to suit the anticipated 25-year project life of each turbine. Warranties for all components making up the Project will be provided by each of the equipment suppliers, in favour of REMR and will provide protection against manufacturing defects. In addition to the principal warranties, the Society will take out insurance covering damage from weather incidents, such as lightning, and business interruption.
There are currently three female directors and three male directors.
The REMR Society has no direct employees. The Resilience Centre will deliver all management activities.
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