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Community Action for our Energy Future

Total energy produced by our projects so far: 

1,160,536 kWh

Originally published on 14 October 2010

Sheffield Renewables was formed by a group of volunteers in late 2007. We are committed to improving Sheffield’s environmental sustainability. We aim to harness local enthusiasm, knowledge and skills, in creating an energetic and committed social enterprise, which develops, owns and operates renewable energy schemes. We are currently progressing two hydropower schemes and developing wind power ideas. We will be launching our first major share offer early next year.

We were formed into an Industrial and Provident Society last year and currently have four executive directors. We would now like to expand our Board to include one or two non-executive directors. The Board develops strategy, decides on priorities and monitors our finances. Ideally we would like to recruit people with experience in one or more of the following: internal audit, governance, construction, business development, engineering, finance or law.

We are looking for local people who are committed to our aims and have some time available to devote to Sheffield Renewables. Board meetings are held quarterly, usually on Saturday mornings and last about 3 hours. Board members also need to spend an hour or so reading Board papers in preparation for meetings. Full training would be given on the responsibilities of directors. There is no remuneration for these positions, but travelling expenses would be met.

In the first instance please contact Rob Pilling ( You will then be asked to submit your CV, highlighting any relevant skills and experience. If you are suitable you will be interviewed by the current Board.


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