The 1066 Energy Caravan is a pop up, interactive outreach energy advice service. The 1066 Energy Caravan aims to address fuel poverty and climate change by:
- Lowering bills and carbon emissions through energy advice. (income maximisation)
- Increasing awareness and adoption of DIY energy efficiency measures. (energy efficiency improvements)
- Increasing take up of the Warm Home Discount, the Priority Services Register and energy efficiency improvements
- Educating and empowering people to understand their home energy
- Increase awareness and adoption of renewable energy technologies (where appropriate)
- Building community
The specific activities include:
- Energy advice – switching, accessing grants, Warm Home Discount, Priority Services Regiser, ECO Flex, water advice.
- Demonstrating energy efficiency and renewable energy measures through our intearctive model eco home.
- Demonstrations showing simple DIY energy efficiency measures such as draught proofing.
We will drive our Electric Van out to rural villages and isolated housing estates in Hastings, Rother, Eastbourne, Wealdon, Rye and surrounding areas where we know there are isolated and energy vulnerable communities. We will create welcoming pop up mini events, display our interactive model eco home and DIY energy efficiency demos, run an energy advice desk and offer refreshments. We will run an Energy Caravan pop up event every fortnight for a year (25 events).
We have developed this idea in order to reach the most hard to reach residents who we know do not access town centre support services, but often need the support the most. This includes rural communities without mains gas. Because we are mobile and have everything we need in the back of the electric van, we can take our Energy Caravan directly to the communities that need it most – whether that’s setting up an event at a housing estate or on the village green in a rural community.
Book the 1066 Energy Caravan
Would you like the 1066 Energy Caravan to come to your community? If so please email Anton@energisesussexcoast.co.uk
We are grateful to UK Power Networks for funding this project through the Power Partners fund.