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Resilient Energy Mounteneys Renewables Limited

What they do

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Resilient Energy Mounteneys Renewables (REMR) is a Community Benefit Society set up to deliver community resilience through community-owned renewable energy, energy efficiency and energy education.

Resilient Energy Mounteneys Renewables

The story so far

Chelworth solar project

The award-winning community energy developer The Resilience Centre Limited is the impetus behind the creation of Resilient Energy Mounteneys Renewables and the desire to develop a fair and equitable relationship between landowner, developer and local community. The Resilience Centre established two ventures Resilient Energy Mounteneys Limited (REM) and Resilient Energy Cherry Rock Limited (RECR) to undertake the at-risk development at each turbine site.

The projects began when in 2011 local farmer, Mr Winston Howes, approached the Resilience Centre having heard about their community energy model, and was prepared to share the “at risk” pre-planning investment needed to get not only one but two community wind turbine projects moving. The Resilience Centre established the two venture REM and RECR which currently hold the project rights for the two turbines. In order to move all of these project rights into the Society, the Society will buy all the consents from REM and RECR, which will transfer all these rights into the Society itself. This will take place on reaching a minimum target raise to allow the Project to proceed and will be a condition precedent to the successful closing of the Share Offer. Having reached this stage REMR is open for investment into this fantastic project.

Project Progress

The sites for both turbines received full planning permission for a community scale wind turbine in August 2013 and have secured a grid connection offer (both of which have been accepted), and pre-accreditation for the Feed-in Tariff.

Track Record

The Resilience Centre's ambition is to overcome barriers to local ownership of renewables, by enabling access to local assets by the community and a fairer sharing of the financial benefits, helping communities to build resilience. 

The Resilience Centre is behind the already successful Resilient Energy Great Dunkilns community wind turbine project at St Briavels, Gloucestershire, which raised £1,400,000 from debentures in autumn 2012, and the Resilient Energy Alvington Court Renewables community wind turbine, also in Gloucestershire, which raised £1,350,000 in summer 2015 and is scheduled for commissioning this month. The operational St Briavels project has been recognised as an exemplar of best practice in community energy on account of the ‘Resilient Energy’ community model, and has received both UK and European awards for Best Community Based Renewable Energy Initiative in 2013 and 2014 respectively.

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