What would your ideal local energy tariff look like?


With opportunities for local communities to influence the sorts of energy tariffs on offer, the Centre for Sustainable Energy (CSE) is holding a half-day workshop (14.00 – 17.00 hrs) in Bristol on 18th May. We will bring together stakeholders from across the West of England to explore what an ideal local energy tariff might look like.

Should everyone pay the same per unit however they pay? • Is there room for special concessions for particularly vulnerable households? • How green would you want the supply mix to be (and what difference would that make to costs)? • What sort of deal could be offered to local energy generators?

The workshop will provide an opportunity to explore all of these questions – and others you may have – in an open, collaborative way, firmly grounded in the financial realities of the energy supply market. Our discussions will be informed by expert input from Ovo Communities about the nature and scale of options available and the likely tariff implications of the choices being considered.

The facilitated workshop will help us all understand better what new, locally designed energy tariffs could realistically deliver for local households, communities and businesses.

Join housing associations, local councils, voluntary and community groups, charities, public organisations and many others from across the West of England with an interest in better local energy tariffs.



When: 14.00 – 17.00 hrs, Monday 18 May 2015

Where: Watershed, 1 Canon’s Road, Harbourside, Bristol BS1 5TX

The workshop will be facilitated by Simon Roberts OBE, CSE’s Chief Executive.

Coffee/tea and cake will be available.


To register to attend, please email your details to simone@cse.org.uk.  Places are limited so please book early.