Why Tower Power
Local supply from renewable energy has the ability to reduce fuel bills and fuel poverty.
Collective community energy purchasing gives residents a say in how their energy supply is run and how much it costs.
A locally run Community company will enhance local skills and knowledge.
Demand side management technologies can be used (particularly in properties with electric storage heating) to minimise peak demand and match on site generation.
Tower Power is a replicable model which can benefit many other communities across the UK.
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What is Tower Power
Tower Power is an innovative energy project driven by reducing the cost of energy bills for residents in high density housing and led by the charity Community Energy Scotland (CES).
The objective of Tower Power is to aggregate (or pool together) energy demand from local communities and match it to local renewable technologies in order to provide cheaper energy through local supply.
The project is also looking at other ways to reduce the cost of energy such as installing technology so storage heaters can charge when electricity is cheaper and buying energy in bulk to get a better deal.
In the long term, Tower Power aims to be run by a local community company who are responsible for running the project and looking after the local residents signed up to the Tower Power scheme.
Tower Power is funded by Scottish Government’s Local Energy Challenge fund and partnered with Energy Local, Our Power, TMA, The City of Edinburgh Council and Glasgow City Council. The project partners are working towards running a trial of the concept, and between now and the end of March 2018 project partners will focus on the metering technologies and building the business case for the concept and hope that a trial will follow shortly after.
How it works