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February 22, 2022

State of the Sector

It seems fairly self-evident that our energy systems are not in good shape. The coming spike in fuel prices only serves to highlight a dysfunctional market and for some time now there have been calls for a much more decentralised energy economy – with the community energy sector playing a key role to play. Community Energy Scotland along with its sister organisations across the UK carries out an annual State of the Sector survey and would ask anyone with an interest in energy – either on the supply or demand side (or both) – to take part. 

Victoria Mackay, CES

This year’s Community Energy – State of the Sector research survey goes live on the 16th Feb 2022.

If you are a member of a community energy organisation or know someone who is, we’d love to hear from you and find out about your work. To complete the survey, click on the links below:

About the State of the Sector

Building on research carried out over the last 5 years, Community Energy England, Community Energy Wales, and Community Energy Scotland aim to highlight the impact and potential of the community energy sector by developing a robust evidence base for community-led electricity and heat generation, energy storage, low carbon transport, energy efficiency, and wider low carbon initiatives. Data from the survey will be analysed and shared in a UK wide report, as well as a report on the State of the Sector in Wales (thanks to funding by the Welsh Government).

Why should I take part?

The State of the Sector 2022 report will help influence government policy over the next 12 months and raise awareness of the importance of community energy. The research will also feed into the ongoing work of Community Energy England, Community Energy Wales and Community Energy Scotland, supporting and aiding communities to develop their own low carbon projects.

Who should fill it out?

The survey is aimed at community energy organisations involved in low carbon activities in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. This includes electricity and heat generation, energy storage, low carbon transport, energy efficiency, demand management, fuel poverty work and other low carbon initiatives.

We greatly appreciate the support of every community energy organisation who has previously taken part in our research and look forward to hearing about what the sector has been up to over the last year.

Contact Info

If you have any questions about this survey, please contact Victoria: