Energy Local Club - linking energy source to benefit the community
Killington Hydro (Rainepower) have some exciting news to share with their local community. They are setting up and running a much needed local Energy Club. This club will support the local community by linking the generation of the hydro energy with local people thus allowing volunteers and local residents (many elderly and potentially vulnerable) to benefit from a nearby renewable energy source. This vitally important club’s work will be carried out by Energy Local in partnership with the Trustees with the assistance of a project manager
“Following our application we are delighted to be informed that we will be receiving a grant from the Powering Communities Fund from Younity. This funding will help enable both the set-up and running of an Energy Local club at Rainepower Hydro in South East Cumbria. Energy Local allows local residents to purchase locally produced renewable energy at a lower rate than the market. This project will connect local people, many of whom are vulnerable, to clean renewable energy. At the time of a cost-of-living crisis we believe that clean, local power needs to be harnessed and the funding from Younity will help enable a community owned renewable energy asset to benefit local people.” Marna McMillin, Chair, Rainepower Community Hydro.