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Community Benefits: understanding the community context

An introduction to the theory and practice of community development. Part of the Community Benefits Toolkit.

Community-owned microgrids and private wire networks

An introduction to community-owned Microgrids and Private Wire Networks, including a step-by-step guide.


An overview of the basic construction process, including the role of community groups and contractors.

Contracts for Difference

Contracts for Difference (CFD) supports new investment in low-carbon electricity generation and provide long-term revenue stability for generators.

Contractual template: draft exclusivity agreement

A draft exclusivity agreement template.

Contractual template: draft Heads of Terms

A draft Heads of Terms agreement template.

Contractual template: draft LLP Membership Agreement

A draft Limited Liability Partnership (LLP) agreement template.

Creating a lasting legacy

Information for communities on creating a community action plan.

Current levels of support

Information on tariff levels for the UK government's Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI), which are subject to regular review.


You will need to carry out the following activities before you can install solar panels on a community building; we outline what to do.

Developing a project idea

How to develop your project, from concept to a more robust feasibility study.

Developing your project

If you're planning to refurbish a grid-connected wind turbine, you will need to carry out certain activities to get your project underway.

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