In partnership with Northern Powergrid, Regen provides support to local energy stakeholders in the North East, Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire.

Project manager: George Middlemiss

The community energy sector in Northern Powergrid’s region has seen significant developments in the past decade, with a number of key organisations delivering impactful projects and professionalising their organisations, in addition to countless enthusiastic smaller groups continuing to chip away at addressing energy issues in their local area.

Northern Powergrid committed to supporting the sector in 2019, following the publication of its first Community Energy Engagement Strategy. The strategy was developed following consultation of community energy representatives in the region and comprises 26 commitments to community and local energy organisations, from keeping communities informed via a quarterly newsletter to increased face-to-face engagement via a programme of events.

Regen supported the development of this strategy and has worked with Northern Powergrid since then, to help it deliver on those 26 commitments through the Community Energy Engagement Programme. This includes in-person forums, online training sessions, quarterly newsletters and the Net Zero Community Energy Fund. Recordings of the online training sessions can be found here.

The 2024 Community Energy Engagement Programme:


If you have any questions about the programme, or would like to be involved, please reach out to George Middlemiss.

You can learn more about Northern Powergrid and its work supporting community energy here.

If you want to hear more about community energy, consider signing up to Regen’s monthly community energy newsletter here.

People on this project

Poppy Maltby
Head of Local Energy
Poppy is Head of Local Energy at Regen. She is leading our work to…
George Middlemiss
Local Energy Analyst
George is a local energy analyst who plays a key role in supporting Regen’s…
Shona R
Energy Analyst
Shona is an energy analyst who joined Regen in September 2022 after completing her…

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