We are Harborough Energy. We are a cooperative set up to provide affordable, clean energy to communities in and around Market Harborough. Our local energy projects offer community investment opportunities as well as reduced energy costs for land and property owners who host our installations.
We also work with Harborough District Council and other councils in the region to improve access by eligible residents to ‘Warm / Healthy Homes’ funding.
We are helping to give Harborough more control over its future energy costs and surety of supply, making it an even better place to live.
Covid impact and Climate Crisis action
Harborough Energy trusts you are coping with the circumstances imposed by the Coronavirus pandemic and the climate / environmental crisis we all face together. This impacts on our activities whilst spurring us on to do more sooner. The directors are ensuring that Harborough Energy and Harborough Solar One continue to operate satisfactorily and in compliance with our governance structure and rules. We would also like to accelerate the carbon reduction / fuel poverty work we do.
We are holding our regular board meetings (in person plus video) and our Annual General Meetings by video (for now). As usual, the minutes are available under ‘About / Board Meetings and AGMs’.
As local and national restrictions have started to relax, new projects are still restricted and our Warm Homes fuel poverty referrals on behalf of local councils continue to be limited. Ongoing admin is being provided by our local support company (MyAdminSupport) – including supporting our meetings, invoicing and monitoring our Harborough Energy email.
The 170 kW of community owned solar PV installations at our host sites continue to be monitored remotely and are producing electricity as expected. We are working with our hosts to assist them as best we can during this challenging period and to engage with them as we all find our way forward during the pandemic.