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Free money-saving energy advice on offer for Exeter residents

Published: 3 September 2021

Free money-saving energy advice on offer for Exeter residents Free money-saving energy advice

Residents can take advantage of a free money-saving advice call or home visit from community-based experts Exeter Community Energy.

The City Council works with Exeter Community Energy (ECOE) to ensure homes across the city stay warm and energy bills are kept to a minimum.

Residents can be helped to access grant funding, save money and stay warm in their homes.

ECOE, which has just been shortlisted as a finalist in the Environmental category of the UK Social Enterprise Awards, uses income from its ten solar power installations around the city to address energy-related challenges.

It hopes the sites will return over £170,000 to the community through its community fund over their 20-year lifespans.

The shortlisting celebrates outstanding achievements during 2020’s pandemic challenges.

From September 2020 to March 2021, ECOE’s Healthy Homes for Wellbeing anti-fuel poverty project helped 1145 households to save over £1m collectively – nearly £900 per household on average.

ECOE returned nearly £20,500 in interest to its members – primarily members of the local community – for the investments they made to set up the organisation.

In 2019/2020 ECOE awarded £6,990 to 11 community groups through its ECOE community fund, to fight climate change and fuel poverty.

In 2020 ECOE’s renewable energy generation prevented the emission of 88 tonnes of CO2, equivalent to the emissions from 20 petrol-powered vehicles for a whole year. So far in its existence, ECOE has generated 1.59GWh of electricity, and saved 567 tonnes of CO2 emissions.

To find out how ECOE can help you contact 0800 772 3617, email healthyhomes@ecoe.org.uk or for more information visit www.ecoe.org.uk

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