We’ve been taking part in an initiative developed by University of Plymouth, Regen and South Dartmoor Community Energy called Imagining Alternatives – Feasts for the Future.
Building on the successful Community Energy Feasts Regen has organised in the past, the idea was to bring different groups together to reflect and celebrate together about what we’d like to see in our Utopian future of 2068.
Tamar Energy Community held its feast on Friday 15th February at the Lower Deck Cafe, URC, Russell Street in Tavistock and 28 of us enjoyed a Vegan Feast provided by Blue Skies Catering.
If you’d like to join us please book BY TUESDAY EVE- Feb 12th by registering here on Eventbrite.
An important aspect of the Feast was the shared table which has been handmade by Devon craftsman Barnaby Stone. Everyone had a chance to sit at the table and leave their mark by creating their own pattern. The table has been to five feasts and a different sort of wood was used for each.
We used this occasion to celebrate our achievements so far, chat about the future, and in particular how we can contribute to the challenges of significant carbon reduction by 2030 … Twelve Years!
A summary of our ambitions will be available shortly.
An enjoyable evening and a thought provoking project. More here.
The Power in Your Hands is a local community energy initiative running in the Greenlands area of Tavistock for local householders and St. Peter’s School.
- Want to reduce your energy costs?
- Find out more about energy use locally?
- Where our local energy comes from?
- How bills could reduce in the future?
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If you’d like to take part in our Householders Survey here’s a link to it online. It will take between 5 and 10 minutes to complete.
Find out more here.
Total Power in W and its Carbon Intensity (g/CO2) – used by the residents, and St. Peter’s School, on 3rd March 2019.
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The Power in Your Hands project will be providing data on the energy use of households, and St. Peter’s School, which are in the Greenlands area of Tavistock, and connected to the Meavy Way low voltage (LV) substation.
We’re developing a computer based application, which you could also access on a tablet or smart phone.
This will provide information about energy use across the substation area at different times of the day.
Going forward, energy companies will be looking at introducing tariffs with different rates at different times of the day.
We’d like to give you an opportunity to work with us to understand how this could benefit you in the future.
Here’s an example of information we’ll be providing. It’s in the form of graphs and shows usage on October 4th.
The first one shows the power used across the Meavy Way LV substation by each of the three ‘feeders’ (each substation has a number of ‘feeds’ to the different properties. Meavy Way has three feeders).
The second one shows the total power used by everyone connected to the Meavy Way substation.