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Community Energy England, Wales and Scotland invite community organisations from across the UK, who are working on low carbon projects to respond to this survey.

You can respond in in English here, and Gallwch ymateb yn Gymraeg yma

What is State of Sector? 

State of the Sector is the most comprehensive dataset about the community energy sector. This year there are some exciting changes to the survey and resulting reports. Community Energy England and Community Energy Wales are working with Community Energy Scotland to open up the survey to include Scottish groups to ensure that an even more robust UK-wide evidence base is provided for why policy makers and other stakeholders should support and engage with community energy. There will be a standalone Welsh state of the sector report, funded by Welsh Government, to explore in more detail community energy activity in Wales.

 

How will my answers be used?

The data will be used to assess the wide range of impacts that community energy organisations are having in the journey to net zero carbon. The results will be analysed and shared in a UK wide report, as well as a report on the State of the Sector in Wales (thanks to funding by the Welsh Government) to be launched later in the spring.

Previous reports have been used by local and national government, network operators, MPs, campaigning and environmental organisations, and many other organisations within the sector itself. The data underpins the work of Community Energy England, Scotland and Wales to support the sector and lobby for more supportive policies. We need your input to continue this impact. Responses you provide this year will be added to previous years’ data to form a comprehensive picture of the progress and impact of the incredible work happening across the community energy sector. This will allow the State of the Sector Report to once again educate and influence policy makers and sector stakeholders

Who is this survey for?

We would like to hear from every community energy organisation involved in low carbon activities across the whole of the UK.
We want to hear about all of the projects you have been working on up to the end of 2020, including for example, electricity and heat generation, energy storage, low carbon transport, energy efficiency, demand management/flexibility services, fuel poverty services and any other low carbon initiatives.

 

How long will the survey take me? 

 

If you haven’t filled in a State of the Sector survey before you will be asked to give details of as many of your organisation’s current and previous community energy projects and services as possible, so that we can add your figures in to previous years’ totals, to paint a full picture of the scale of the sector. So, if you are a group in Scotland, or a group who wasn’t able to complete the survey last year, please allow up to 90 minutes to complete the survey, and make sure you have as much information about your projects as possible. If you don’t have time to complete it all in one go, don’t worry, typeform will hold your answers in the browser that you start it in for up to 15 days.

 

If you have filled in the State of the Sector survey last year you will need to provide responses about projects that were in development or completed in 2020 and services that you provided in 2020. Please allow up to 45 minutes to complete the survey, and make sure you have as much information about your projects as possible. If you don’t have time to complete it all in one go, don’t worry, typeform will hold your answers in the browser that you start it in for up to 15 days.

 

What is the deadline and where can I get help? 

The survey will be open until 6 pm on Wednesday 14 April.

This year the survey is being conducted by Regen. If you have any questions, please contact Prina (psumaria@regen.co.uk)

You can respond in in English here, and Gallwch ymateb yn Gymraeg yma

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