Rural Community Energy Fund Useful Links

For free advice on community share offers, visit:
http://www.communitysharesfund.coop/

For information on CIBSE code of practice for Heat Networks, visit:
http://www.cibse.org/HeatNetworksConsultation

For information on community biomass heating, visit:
www.forestry.gov.uk/communitybiomass

For information on land use classification, visit:
http://publications.naturalengland.org.uk/category/5954148537204736

For Defra’s advice on land classification, visit:
http://www.magic.gov.uk/

For information on planning guidance from DCLG, visit:

http://planningguidance.planningportal.gov.uk/blog/guidance/renewable-and-low-carbon-energy/particular-planning-considerations-for-hydropower-active-solar-technology-solar-farms-and-wind-turbines/

The National Heat Map:

National Heat Map

Consultation on changes to FITS pre-accreditation:
https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/447314/FITs_pre-accreditation.pdf

For information on Community Heat visit:

The Introduction to Community Heat (setting out various options on heat projects)
http://hub.communityenergyengland.org/resources/resource/153/community-led-heat-projects-an-introductio/

Community Heat Network Toolkit (for smaller local authorities and community groups)
http://hub.communityenergyengland.org/resources/resource/151/community-led-heat-projects-a-toolkit-for-heat-net/

For information on Heat Networks Investment Project (HNIP):

On 29 June, the Government launched a consultation on a major new project to support investment in heat networks. See:
 
Heat Networks Investment Project - Consultation Document
https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/consultation-on-the-heat-networks-investment-project-hnip
 
DECC News Story - Heat Networks Investment
https://www.gov.uk/government/news/governments-central-heating-for-cities-scheme-to-bring-energy-bills-down
 
The Heat Networks Investment Project (HNIP) is making available up to £320m of capital support to drive an increase in the number of heat networks being built. Heat networks deliver heat to multiple properties from a single central heat source - a more efficient heating system which can deliver cost effective carbon savings and reduce consumer heating costs. This investment project will run for five years and will help create the conditions necessary to develop a self-sustaining heat network market.
 
We are seeking views from current and potential heat network sponsors, investors, supply chain and any other stakeholders on how best to use the capital support funding to overcome barriers to investment in heat networks and increase heat network deployment rates. We are also inviting views on the organisations and types of schemes that should be eligible for investment support, what form this funding should take and the criteria that should be used to assess applications for funding.
 
Consultation responses are requested by 3 August 2016.

For some recent RCEF funded projects have a look at these links below and please visit our Facebook page for a more complete selection https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rural-Community-Energy-Fund/541261432617869 

• http://shrewsburyhydro.co.uk/
• http://avaloncommunityenergycoop.co.uk/
• http://www.calvert-trust.org.uk/exmoor/exmoor
• http://farmeco.co.uk/
• http://freco.org/
• http://www.bicton.ac.uk/
• http://wigtonbaths.co.uk/renewable-energy/
• http://babenergy.co.uk/home/
• http://www.boreplace.org/