Tamar Energy Fest – Please join us

Our 2018 Tamar Energy Fest is on Saturday, 24th November in Tavistock Town HallYou can come and join us between 10:00 and 15:00. We look forward to seeing you there.

This year we’ll be talking about The Power in Your Hands to save energy, reduce bills, generate your own and help the planet.

We’re highlighting changes in the industry towards ‘smart’ … opportunities to improve the energy efficiency of homes, business and travel … as well as local generation and storage.

We’re showcasing our progress with our OpenLV pilot, our Energy Advice Service, our Bedford Cottages work and our Community Solar installations.

We’re excited to have Precious Plastic Tavistock, our local Community Growers and the Devon Wildlife Trust joining us … as well as the local Eco Church community.

There’s a programme of interesting talks starting from 10:30 … more below …

Our trusted exhibitors on the day include Mike Wye Natural Building Products, New Generation Energy, Utility Warehouse, ZLC Energy, and The Fell Partnership … more below …

Adding to the day’s fun and enjoyment are Red Squirrel Tree Care’s free woodland themed photo booth and our Energy Cafe with delicious locally sourced cakes … and warm and hot drinks … PLUS come and try your hand at our Energy themed quiz for all the family.

We also have a raffle with some fabulous prizes.

Do come and join us … its free … and it’ll be a fun and interesting day for exhibitors, visitors and volunteers alike.

We’d be delighted if you could help us spread the word. You can download a poster here and a flyer here. Thanks!

 

Energy Fest Talks

The Talks will all be held in the Rundle Room and will last up to 30 minutes with time for questions. Feel free to take your tea and cake with you.

Our Exhibitors

We’d like to thank our Exhibitors for giving up their Saturday to be with us … including

New Generation Energy's logo ZLC Energy logo
red squirrel tree care logo
Devon Wildlife Trust logo
Mike Wye Logo

 

 

 

 

 

Annual General Meetings

AGM Agenda

Our next Annual General Meeting will be held on Monday 12th November 2018 at Local Matters, Elbow Lane, Tavistock. PL19 0BG.

Join us from 19:00 for refreshments. The formal proceedings will commence at 19:30 followed by our teams presenting their work … and discussion.

You can download the Agenda here.

 

AGM 2017 – 26th March 2018

Our 2017 AGM (Accounts to 5th Apr. 2017) was held on 26th March 2018 in Local Matters, Elbow Lane, Tavistock.

Katie Revoille and Sophie Phillips from S. Dartmoor Community EnergyThe minutes are available here.

The agenda is available here.

We’d like to thank Katie Reville from S. Dartmoor Community Energy for her engaging presentation about their work.

Tamar Energy Fest 2018

Tamar Energy Fest 2018

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.

 

The Power in Your Hands OpenLV

The Power in Your Hands OpenLV

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 hello@tamarenergycommunity.com 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.

The Power in Your Hands is one of seven community energy pilots running in the UK as part of a ground breaking trial that will provide access to open data on local electricity networks. This should make energy more democratic and benefit you. We’ll be working to see how.

Its part of a project called OpenLV. 

This is an exciting project all about electricity. The OpenLV project is making local electricity data openly available for the first time ever and the Greenlands area of Tavistock, together with St. Peter’s School, is one of seven neighbourhoods involved across the S.West, S.Wales and the Midlands.

Your substation is where electricity is turned from a high voltage dangerous current to the low voltage electricity you use at home. Thanks to a piece of kit called an LV-CAP™ we will be able to learn more about electricity use in the Greenlands neighbourhood and work together to change our energy use habits, maybe even saving on our bills as we go!

We’re designing a website to share the data the LV-CAP™ collects, so that local residents and St. Peter’s School can see peaks and dips in electricity demand. Find out more here

Knowing about our local electricity use means we can try to avoid overloading our substation and in the future, it might even be possible to have electricity tariffs which offer cheaper energy at off-peak times of day.

This video will explain more about OpenLV.

Would you be keen to find out more about the community’s energy use?

If YES, get in touch … Call 0800-233-5414, email hello@tamarenergycommunity.com or let us know your details via our Contact Form.

Tamar Energy Community Annual General Meeting

Tamar Energy Community Annual General Meeting

You are hereby notified that the Annual General Meeting of Tamar Energy Community will be held on Monday 26th March 2018 at Local Matters community space in Elbow Lane, Tavistock, PL19 0BG.

Refreshments will be available from 19:00. The formal proceedings will commence at 19:30.

More here.

 

Seed Swop – Saturday 24th Feb. 2018 – Local Matters

Tavistock Seed Swap

 

Tavistock Seed Swap returns this year on Saturday February 24th  2018 in Local Matters, Elbow Lane from 09:30 to 14:00.

Growers young and old, new this season and ‘seasoned’ growers all welcome.

 

Tavistock Seed Swop Poster picture 2018 v2

Bring along seeds you have to swop … and have a-grow at something different in 2018.

No seeds to bring? Come along anyway, pick up some seeds, have a-grow, and bring your own seeds back next year!

There’ll be lots of growers, gardening advice, plenty of chat … together with tea and cake.

We look forward to ‘seeding’ with you.

For more details call into Local Matters (11:00 to 13:00 Mon. – Sat), email hello@tamarenergycommunity.com or call Rob Meredith on 01409 254450.

Download a poster here

Transition Tavistock – Going Forward

Tamar Energy Community started life as the Transition Tavistock (TT) Energy Group.

TT is holding its annual celebration of the year gone by, and discussion about the coming year and priorities, on Saturday 18th November at 14:00, in Local Matters, Elbow Lane, Tavistock.

If you’d like to come along there are more details here.