What Next for Power Up North London?

Thank you to everyone came along to our event on Saturday 26 October to explore What’s Next for Power Up North London?

Below are the presentations used on the day and the notes from the workshop groups.
If you would like to find out more about the organisations who spoke at the event, you can visit them online
For a link to 10:10’s report, “Community energy: The way forward” click here
IPPR also produced a report in June on “Community and local energy: Challenges and opportunities” available here 
What happens next?
 
We’re really keen to take forward some of the projects spoken about at the event, including new sites for solar, LED lighting and running an energy cafe to focus on energy saving and tackling fuel poverty. However to do all these things, we will need new volunteers to get involved in our work. It doesn’t matter if you have no previous experience, there are a whole host of things to get involved in. This could be anything from online research, to holding a street stall, to designing leaflets, to getting involved with local campaigning.
 
If you would like to join our core group, which meets monthly, please reply to this email and we’ll send details of the next meeting.
 
If you would like to volunteer time for a specific project or activity, please let us know and we’ll follow up with more details.
 
Finally, if you have ideas for PUNL that weren’t spoken about on the day, or were unable to attend, please do get in touch with your ideas and suggestions any time!

 

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What next for Power Up North London?

Now that our first solar project is complete, Power Up North London would like to invite everyone to a public meeting to discuss: what next?

We’ll be meeting on Saturday 29th October from 2-4pm at Ackland Burghley School to hear from Power Up North London and other community energy projects, followed by breakout discussions where we will be asking everyone to share their ideas for what PUNL should be working on over the next year.

From solar to energy efficiency and LED lighting, there are still a lot of options for community energy despite the changes to Government policy, and we know with the enthusiasm of everyone involved, we can move on with new projects.

Whether you are currently involved with PUNL or are brand new to us, we invite you to join us to share your ideas and help us to move on to the next step of our journey

Agenda:

2pm Arrival

2.10pm Introduction from Meric Apac, Cabinet Members for Sustainability, Camden Council

2.15pm Introductory session: The future of community energy

Speakers:

Power Up North London

Alex Hartley, SELCE

Jesse Scharf, 10:10

Aoife O’ Leary, Pure Leapfrog

3pm Workshop session

This will be a participatory session where groups will choose an area to focus on and discuss in more depth some areas PUNL could focus on over the next year. Speakers and members of the PUNL team will be on hand to facilitate but really this is about everyone bringing new ideas forward.

3.45pm Workshop feedback and closing comments

4.00pm We will be going for a drink to continue the conversation at the Lord Palmerston pub and hope you can join us!

To register for the event please book your free ticket here

All the best,

The PUNL Team

What’s better than a community solar project? A community solar project with battery storage!

We’ve entered a competition from the M&S energy fund to install a battery storage system alongside our panels at St. Anne’s Church. this would allow the Church to use the energy in the evenings too, so we don’t have to sell as much back to the grid.  Please click here and click the “vote for project to win” button at the top of the page to vote and help us take our project to the next level!

Thank you!!! We’ve raised £30,100 to fund solar panels at St. Anne’s Church

Last night we closed our first share offer 9 days early after being oversubscribed. We’d like to say a HUGE thank you to everyone who has invested. This means we will be able to install 60 solar panels totalling 19kW at St. Anne’s in September. Find out more about the project here

What happens next?

We have agreed with local installers Joju solar that work will go ahead on the week commencing 12 September, so that we can have the panels connected and up and running by the 29 September deadline.

We will be organising a meetup to view the work being done, and a celebratory drink, during the installation. More information to follow!

All the best,

The PUNL team

Planning application for St. Anne’s Church approved!!

We are incredibly excited to announce that our planning application for a solar project at St. Anne’s Church has been approved by Camden Council!

After initially being told the application may be rejected, we are delighted that the planners reconsidered, taking the social and environmental benefits of the project into account and concluding that the project should go ahead. This certainly wouldn’t have happened with out the 100+ supporting comments we received from people in the local area- so THANK YOU to everyone who commented on the application!

Our next step is to raise £30,000 through a Community Share Offer, allowing you to invest in the project. Learn more and register your interest here