What you need to know
With a local energy plan, a community can identify existing and future energy needs as well as priorities for action and opportunities to support its current and future energy system developments. Local energy plans are developed by local people and are created in collaboration with other stakeholders such as the local authority, the distribution network operator and local generators.
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The Community-led Local Energy Plan Toolkit
A guide to developing community-led local energy plans has been developed to support communities and other stakeholders understand what is involved and how to go about developing a local energy plan.
The guide is supported by the Community-led Local Energy Plan Toolkit that provides additional guidance, templates and example materials. We suggest that you read the guide to developing community-led local energy planning before you start moving through the toolkit.
Guide to developing community-led local energy planning
A guide to developing community-led local energy plans for communities and other stakeholders.