Electric Corby Community Energy is a winner

Electric Corby, Corby Borough Council and Green Energy UK have worked in partnership to secure a share of £5m of Government funding which will support the establishment of a Community Energy programme for the Borough.

Corby is one of just 31 successful bids out of a total of 114 bids for funding from the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) “Cheaper Energy Together” initiative.

When Electric Corby Community Energy is launched in February residents and businesses will be able to benefit from help and information to get a good deal on their energy bills, to get that energy from sustainable sources and at the same time support investment in a range Corby community projects.

Corby Borough Council’s Lead Member for Environment, Councillor Peter McEwan said “We are delighted to have secured this funding that will enable us to work with partners to deliver a better energy deal for Corby residents and businesses. We now have the opportunity to encourage the switch to more sustainable energy consumption in Corby whilst helping residents reduce their energy bills, which is win-win!”

Nick Bolton, Electric Corby Project Manager said “With less than a third of people choosing to switch energy providers it is clear that most people either don’t know or haven’t been convinced of the benefits for them. This funding will allow us to finalise the Electric Corby Community Energy programme with the aim of changing that, saving people and businesses money and supporting the local community projects that are making Corby a better place.”

More details on the full Electric Corby Community Energy programme will follow later in January.

For more details please see editors notes or contact Nick Bolton at Electric Corby on 01536 560222 or 07582 982616

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