State of the Sector survey – LIVE!

The State of the Sector Report is rapidly becoming a go-to reference point both within and outside the community energy sector. The 2022 State of the Sector survey is live from today and you can find it here.

The report remains the most comprehensive dataset on community energy in the UK, even more so since Scotland’s community energy groups joined forces for the first time with England, Wales and Ireland last year.

Informative and inspirational, it has been building traction and growing the voice of the community energy sector in the wider world. As well as being cited in the UK government’s Net Zero Strategy, the report has been referenced by the Environment Audit Committee and numerous MPs during debates about local energy supply and the Local Energy Bill.

The data we captured last year, with thanks to community groups for their co-operation and sharing of their information, has been stored and we are looking for updates in 2022. If you took part in the 2021 survey, you won’t need to repeat information already passed on to us, however any new information is critical for the report to remain accurate and relevant.

For those who may be completing the survey for the first time in 2022, it is difficult to stress the importance of the facts you intend to share, so please pass on as much information as possible. There is an email address in the survey for you to get in touch for any help or questions.

By working together producing these reports, we help create a policy, regulatory and support environment that empowers us all to drive the reduction and flexible management of energy demand at the local level, across Scotland.

The full 2022 State of the Sector Report will be available later this year and we are looking forward to the results.


We have provided a downloadable pdf of the survey for those who would prefer to view the questions and prepare their responses prior to submitting online.

Invitation to Tender – Survey on the State of the UK Community Energy Sector

Community Energy Scotland have issued a joint invitation, along with Community Energy England and Community Energy Wales, for tenders for the design and delivery of a survey and report outlining the current state of the community energy sector in the United Kingdom.

The invitation is extended to organisations equipped to carry out research related to the UK community energy sector in 2020, building upon previous reports for England and Wales.

You can see the full brief here.

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