October 2020 Newsletter
Huge demand for winter energy advice due to Coronavirus
Its only the end of October but we have already seen a tremendous demand for our services from local residents unable to afford their gas and electric bills. This month alone BHESCo have made emergency fuel voucher referrals worth £4,270 to Citizens Advice for people who have prepay meters. Unfortunately, this fund has now ended, and we are encouraging people to donate to the Wenceslas campaign run by Brighton Lions Club to help those most in need.
PROJECT: NetWerks, Lewes
Following our successful share offer BHESCo will be commencing work on a brand new community energy project in Lewes.The Werks Group are converting a disused building on Fisher Street into a dynamic new co-working space.
BHESCo have designed and will soon install a new rooftop solar power system for the building, in addition to a variety of energy efficiency upgrades including LED lighting and secondary glazing throughout.
UPDATE: Firle Village heat network
We are nearing the end of our stage 2 development project for Firle village with a view to greenlighting the project as soon as we have the relevant planning permissons.
The delivery of this heat network will be an unprecedented venture, being the first decarbonisation project in the UK to be undertaken in a rural village through community ownership using pricing models that are agreed with local residents. Read more>>
Reduce your winter fuel bill with BHESCo's online workshop
We're hosting an online workshop to help you save money on your winter fuel bills.
Join us at 6pm on Thursday 19th November to learn how to find the cheapest energy tariffs, how to apply for the Warm Home Discount, which simple energy saving measures make the biggest difference, and why you should probably get a smart meter.
Sign up here.
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If you're an investor in BHESCo, a project customer, have had an energy survey or received free energy saving advice, we would greatly appreciate it if you could take a moment to leave us a quick review.
This will help others to hear about the great work that we do at BHESCo, and enable us to increase our reach and impact.

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In Other News...
Have your say in the Brighton & Hove climate assembly conversation
Brighton & Hove has the opportunity to lead the way on addressing the climate crisis. To encourage engagement, the Council have launched a new 'Let's Talk Climate Change' forum, inviting both residents and visitors to the city to have a say over the future plans for decarbonisaton. Get involved

Free energy saving surveys for low-income/ vulnerable residents of Brighton and Hove
This winter BHESCo will continue to offer residents of Brighton and Hove free energy saving surveys to help make homes warmer and more affordable to heat. The surveys are aimed at helping low-income households and those whose health may be at risk from living in a cold home. For more information and to request a free survey please visit our website.
*This service is part of the SHINE programme supported by 2 Seas Interreg European Regional Development Fund.

Investment in BHESCo on temporary pause
Following our most recent share offer we have succesfully raised the upfront finance for  projects in Framfield and Lewes, and therefore are not accepting any additional investment at this time. We are currently in the design and development stage for several new community energy projects in Sussex, and will be seeking to raise the capital finance for these projects in early 2021, when we will be offering investors a target interest rate of 3%.
Register to be notified when BHESCo's next share offer is launched.
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