Today, Community Power was granted a licence to become a large utility supplier. This is a game changer for community-owned energy generation in Ireland. Until now Community Power has been buying and selling power between a handful of small renewable generators and a few customers. From December Community Power can take on thousands of customers and can compete on a national footing across the whole of Ireland buying and selling community owned power to and from the people of Ireland. In a market that has been closed to community and citizens for years, this means the door is now firmly open for citizens and communities to generate power, sell it through Community Power and buy it back for use throughout their local area.