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?
If YES, get in touch … Call 0800-233-5414, email firstname.lastname@example.org or let us know your details via our Contact Form.
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.
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.
This year’s Tamar Energy Fest will be held on Saturday, 24th November in Tavistock Town Hall. We’ll be open from 10:00 to 15:00 and look forward to seeing you there.
If you’d like to exhibit at the event and haven’t received an invitation please drop us an email.
This year’s Energy Fest will be highlighting the changes in the industry towards ‘smart’ … opportunities to improve the energy efficiency of homes, business and travel … and local generation and storage.
We’ll be showcasing our progress with our OpenLV pilot, our Energy Advice Service, our Bedford Cottages work and our Community Solar installations.
Do come and join us … it’ll be a fun and interesting day for exhibitors, visitors and volunteers alike.
It is essential to fit a hot water tank jacket to any hot water tank which isn’t insulated or where the insulation may be old or thin.
Care must be taken to enable air to get to the thermostat(s) and the cables, and make sure that they are not covered by the jacket.
You may also want to consider lagging the pipes to keep the heat in.
If you have a hot water tank in need of a jacket, get in touch with us. We are able to install these free of charge if you are eligible for a free home energy visit.
For more information here’s a fact sheet from Centre for Sustainable Energy in Bristol and information from the Energy Saving Trust.
Great to be included in the Regen Communities & Devon County Council report highlighting the importance of Community Energy in Devon.
Devon Community Energy organisations have installed 12.3 MW of Renewable Energy through 62 projects in Devon. One of the many positive impacts highlighted in the report available here.
Check out Tamar Energy Community (TEC) Community Solar here.
Look at the huge CO2 equivalent savings made by Devon Community Energy organisations from generating green energy through renewables!
Through energy advice, energy efficiency measures and tariff switching, Devon Community Energy organisations are tackling fuel poverty.
Partnerships and connections with other organisations enable Devon Community Energy to go further so that more people benefit.
The number of Devon Community Energy organisations has increased to 23. Collectively they employ 33 FTE staff have 297 volunteers and 3457 members.
Devon Community Energy organisations collectively have raised £14.1 million to fund their Community Energy projects.
Here are the key success factors highlighted by Devon Community Energy organisations.
A lack of viable business models due to reduction in FIT was the most common reasons causing some Devon Community Energy projects to stall.
Devon has more Community Energy organisations than anywhere else in England … find out why here …
Community Energy in Devon has created 33 FTE, jobs, raised £14 million & generated enough clean green energy for 3423 homes in 2017.