Why join BEN?

Membership is at the heart of Bristol Energy Network. Membership of Bristol Energy Network is open to any groups and individuals with an interest in energy in Bristol and the surrounding area.  All members are regularly consulted with, on an ongoing and informal basis. Through the network we share skills, resources and connections and work together towards a fair and sustainable energy system.

We are currently consulting on our Memer offer. If you would like to get involved in the conversation, please come to our 2021 AGM.

Membership is free and open to anyone in Bristol and the surrounding area with an active interest in energy issues. Our open meetings are open to all, individuals and non-member organisations are welcome to join.

 

Voting members: community and non-profit initiatives

Members who are community and non profit initiatives in Bristol and the surrounding area have the right to vote at our Annual General Meeting, which includes voting for new directors.

Our member groups include:

  • Neighbourhood and local energy groups
  • Community anchor organisations
  • Specialist citywide energy groups

Non-voting members: corporate and individual members

Individuals and for-profit organisations may also become members of BEN, but this does not include voting rights. Non-voting members are encouraged to get actively involved in other ways:

  • Join one of our existing Member groups, they come from across the greater Bristol area
  • Volunteer with us
  • Train as an Energy Champion in your community
  • Make your EnergyPledge to help Bristol became carbon neutral by 2030
  • Contact us at coordinator@bristolenergynetwork.org

Bristol Energy Network is an umbrella organisation for individuals and organisations with an interest in energy in Bristol and the surrounding area.

We expect our members to support our vision and values:

Our vision

Our vision is a city where clean, green, affordable energy is delivered to the community by the community.

Our values

For everyone – actively working to create an energy movement that reflects the diversity of Bristol communities and ensuring everyone has a chance to play a part in designing and carrying out the work;

Open and honest – being accountable to those affected by our work by giving them the opportunity to be involved and openly sharing information about our activities;

Community-led – communities, rather than private interests, lead the work and benefit from it;

Sharing and supporting – working together, sharing learning and supporting each other to achieve shared goals.

How to apply to join BEN

To become a member please download and complete our basic application form and return to coordinator@bristolenergynetwork.org

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(if the download isn’t working, please email us and we will send the form – there is a bug on the website)

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