What can  your Community Group expect on Registering as a member of Community Power Group:

  • Community Power will provide advice and guidance on legal structures for communities, land leases (including Lease Option), planning (including all studies & impact assessments), grid connections, RESS auctions, finance for project, construction and operation.
  • Community Power is also a vehicle for all individual community groups to make representations whereby we can influence policy, promote the Community ethos, attempt to ensure commercial viability for Community Projects, and with the common purpose of building community owned renewable electricity generation projects and suppling electricity locally through Community Power.
  • You are expected to pay the Annual Subscription and expand the Community Power customer base .

The first steps for each Community would include, identifying a suitable site (preferable adjacent to an ESB Power-station), land lease/lease option, RESS (see below for further details) Auction application and acquiring Planning Permission.

Community Power will also provide advice for successful projects (i.e. having secured Lease, Grid Connection and Planning) in the next phase which includes; Secure Finance/Investment Options, Tendering and Construction stage, Commissioning and operation of the facility.