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Welcome to our May 2020 Newsletter

It’s been a while since our last newsletter – a special welcome to new subscribers. In this issue: AGM – Save the date – 15th September  – Blandford Forum3rd Share Offer update – Nearly 200kW installed90 Households have expressed interest in Energy Local BridportFunding success for Wessex Community Energy NetworkDCE solar generation …
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Welcome to our October 2019 Newsletter

Welcome to our newsletter, especially if you are one of the 50 new subscribers since our last May newsletter.We have been busy with our most recent share offer, so thank you if you invested, you can get an update below, and also read about: Community Engagement vacancy for Bridport / Salway …
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Dorset Community Energy to start innovative pilot project in January

People who live in Salway Ash may have wondered if they could buy the electricity generated by the solar panels on the roof of the village hall, or the nearby wind turbine. Currently any unused electricity from the wind turbine or solar panels is sold by the owners to the national grid …
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Dorset Community Energy 3rd Share Offer update

Following our successful share offer, the work to implement DCE’s 3rd 700kWp PV portfolio continues. The first installation with be 100kW at the Wey Valley Academy. Work will be commenced during the Autumn half-term and completed during Spring half-term. We are also aiming to install a further 3 sites in 2019. The …
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Climate change presentation at Atlantic Academy Portland- Sept 2019

In early September, Pete West, secretary and a director of Dorset Community Energy, was invited to give a climate change presentation to 100 year 7 pupils at the Atlantic Academy, Portland. John Tomblin, an active member of Transition Town Weymouth and Portland, introduced the session with a presentation on climate …
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Smart Export Guarantee to replace Feed-in-Tariff

Since the Feed-In-Tariffs for renewable electricity ended in March 2019, anyone planning to install renewable electricity who did not use all the electricity onsite would have been forced to export the electricity to the grid free of charge effectively subsidising the big power companies.  Fortunately in January the Smart Export Guarantee (SEG) will …
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Dorset Community Energy 3rd Share Offer now closed

Dear DCE Members and Newsletter Subscribers Dorset Community Energy’s 3rd share offer closed on the 31st July 2019 having met its target of £445,000 within the offer period. At the six-week mark of the share offer, we had raised £250k but the remaining £200k surged in in the last two-weeks. In fact, …
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Dorset Community Energy 3rd Share Offer – NOW CLOSED

The Dorset Community 3rd share offer is now closed to new applicants as we have reached the target £445,000. If you have applied for shares we will be in touch soon. If you wished to purchase shares in this share offer but have been unable to do so …
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Dorset Community Energy 3rd Share Offer update

                                  Dear DCE Members and Newsletter SubscribersWe are delighted to say the share offer is progressing very well and in just six weeks we have raised £248,850, or more than half our target of £445,000.We …
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Dorset Community Energy 3rd Share Offer

                                  Dear DCE Members and Newsletter SubscribersWelcome to our 3rd Share Offer which is launched by this email, so you are the first to hear of it!You are invited to invest in Dorset Community Energy …
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2019 Share Offer Update

Following our February newsletter the Dorset Community Energy (DCE) share offer is making excellent progress towards an expected launch date in June.  If you have received this email directly you are on our mailing list and will be invited to invest as soon as all the details are available.  If this email …
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