A joint response to the Smart Export Guarantee consultation has been issued by Community Energy Scotland, Community Energy England and Community Energy Wales.
CES welcomes the government’s intention to ensure that small-scale electricity generators are paid for their contributions to the system and that the value of community energy has been recognised. However, as currently proposed, CES believes that the SEG will not effectively incentivise new small-scale generation and will not lead to new community energy developments. We urge BEIS to now develop measures specifically designed to enable new community energy projects to meet the potential they have to drive the development of a more localised smart energy system.
Access our full response here.