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Community Action for our Energy Future

Total energy produced by our projects so far: 

1,160,536 kWh

This year’s AGM took place at Meersbrook Park Church, and it was great to see a good number of our long standing members as well as some new faces!

Sheffield Renewables has now generated over 1.3 million kWhs since inception, and is firmly established as a financially viable community energy organisation. In our 9 years of generation we have produced enough green electricity to power 350 homes for a year. We have also contributed over £20,000 in community benefit funding.

This year our members agreed to distribute funding to two new organisations. First, our local donation went to ASSIST Energy Efficiency Measures. ASSIST was founded by people in Sheffield in 2003. ASSIST works primarily with people seeking sanctuary who have had asylum applications refused and who are therefore destitute, not able to work or study, and with no recourse to public funds. ASSIST is replacing its former night shelter with a new dispersed “Welcome House” scheme for new arrivals. Part of this work involves retrofitting our existing houses to raise all to EPC level C. Measures include insulation, solar panels and windows

Our international donation went to the Mbedza Project in Malawi. Mbedza Projects Support aims to deliver poverty reduction in Malawi through 4 key themes – livelihoods, health, environment, and education. Their work often begins with the building of Esperanza stoves for all households. These stoves transform women’s lives by saving cooking and firewood collecting time and the 60% reduction in firewood use has a very positive benefit on local environments.

This year we welcomed a new director Sue Morton to our board, and at the same time thanked founding director Keith Alford for his many years of service to Sheffield Renewables as he has decided to step down. Keith receievd a well deserved extended round of applause and a much coveted SR mug!

Finally, there was positive news about our newest project – Fiver Rivers Cohousing. We have started generation on the site which has the potential to generate 9,500 kWh per year.

Below you will find the AGM slides, our accounts and the last years AGM minutes:

AGM Presentation 2024_Final (1)

Sheffield Rewables – Final ACCOUNTS 30 09 2023

AGM 2023 minutes.doc (1)