ESC is a community benefit co-operative set up to address fuel poverty in Hastings and Rother and reduce dependence on fossil fuel reserves through the development of community owned renewable energy generation projects and energy saving schemes.
Local – we saved local residents over £100,000 in 2015/16. We know that our local knowledge, one to one intensive energy advice gives our clients the time and support they need to ease the burden of fuel poverty.
Pioneers – we are piloting innovative schemes such as Energy Local to develop local energy generation and storage solutions together with Time of Use tariffs.
Ambitious – we are launching the 1066 Energy Campaign, transforming the way we generate and use energy locally and influencing the national agenda on how communities can tackle the twin problems of fuel poverty and climate change.
Started pop-up Energy shops and energy advice desks at locations frequented by the fuel poor target groups (at Libraries, Town Halls, community centres, medical practices, Job centres and Day centres). ESC was involved in the first Big Energy Saving Network (BESN) scheme, established in 2013 to address exclusion in the energy market.