Good Energy launches new campaign to celebrate success of independent generators

Andy O’Brien is a co-founder and director of Bristol Energy Cooperative,
Good Energy pic of BEC director Andy O’Brien (1)

Chippenham based renewable energy supplier Good Energy has launched a new campaign to celebrate the success of independent generators across the UK.

‘Meet the Generators’ features a series of short films from its network of more than 1,900 businesses, non-profits and communities.

Last year they generated 698GWh – equivalent to powering all the homes in Manchester for more than a year – and contributed to customers saving more than 100,000 tonnes of carbon emissions.

The films include a hydroelectricity project in a Worcestershire and a solar project in Bristol, with owners promoting the importance of using renewable energy.

The videos are available to view at www.goodenergy.co.uk/learn/generator-stories

Good Energy chief executive Nigel Pocklington said: “The past 12 months have seen high wholesale gas prices driving the cost of electricity upwards and proving that we need to drastically reduce our reliance on fossil fuels.

“So it’s more important than ever that we recognise the vital role of independent generators in making the world a cleaner, greener place.

“The people featured in these films are inspirational and deserve to be congratulated on their achievements.

“We are proud to be working with them, and we hope their stories will encourage others to generate their own power and help to tackle the climate crisis.”

Andy O’Brien is a co-founder and director of Bristol Energy Cooperative, which generates enough electricity to power 3,000 homes and invests money back into the local community. He said: “The energy transformation needs to come from everywhere, with lots of very local suppliers.”

Charles Hudson on Wyke Manor EstateCharles Hudson is a hydroelectricity generator at The Confetti Flower Fields on the Wyke Manor Estate in Pershore, Worcestershire. He said: “We need to live in harmony with things. Together we are going to build a sustainable future.”