A charity that delivers energy savings for low-income households in South Holland has been awarded £10,000 funding.
With the funds from the Fenland Green Power Co-Operative, combined with further match-funding, Peterborough Environment City Trust (PECT) charity will aim to deliver over £45,000 of energy savings.
The charity hopes the savings will make a real impact in the community and help improve residents’ quality of life. The work is expected to start in early 2017.
There are over 40,000 households in this area, of which more than 3,000 are estimated to be fuel poor.
In addition, 37.5 per cent of households are off-grid, which is more than double the national average. PECT aims to reduce fuel poverty in the area, by providing vulnerable households with the information and resources needed to stay warm and healthy.
The funding for this project has been granted to PECT by the Fenland Green Power Co-operative, which own two turbines at Vine House Farm in Deeping St Nicholas, funded by a members’ subscription of over 1,000 share holders.
The two turbines produce an annual output of 9.5million kWh, sufficient for powering over 2,000 homes and reducing carbon dioxide emissions by about 5,000 tonnes a year.
Profits from the turbines are distributed to co-operative members and to community funds, such as sustainable energy educational activities.
For more information about PECT, visit www.pect.org.uk To find out more about the Fenland Green Power Co-Operative take a look at www.fens.coop