We help our customers meet the financial and environmental costs of their energy use

At BHESCo we embrace innovation and community ownership to bring fairness and equal access to clean energy for everyone.

We invite you to take action on climate change by partnering with BHESCo to reduce carbon emissions and improve the energy performance of your home, your business and your community.

BHESCo’s outstanding technical knowledge and passion for sustainable energy has already delivered over fifty successful projects across Sussex.

We are a not-for-profit community energy co-operative. Our aim is to empower people to meet their energy needs with efficient buildings and locally owned low-carbon energy.

Home
Energy Saving

Reduce monthly energy bills and enhance warmth and comfort by improving the energy efficiency of your home

Non-Domestic
Energy Saving

Meet financial, regulatory and stakeholder expectations when you install energy saving and renewable energy technologies

Heat Networks
& Microgrids

Become a leader in the transition to net zero and power your whole community with locally owned low-carbon energy systems

375

shareholders

52

projects completed

469

tonnes CO2 saved annually

£1.5m+

investment raised

Join the transition to clean, affordable, community owned energy

To avoid 4°C of global warming and the worst-case scenarios of runaway climate change, communities across the UK must work in partnership to achieve net zero carbon emissions as soon as possible. Together, we can demonstrate the change a nation can make when its people are united in their ambition.

Community owned energy systems will be a key factor in avoiding catastrophic climate change, by enabling towns and villages throughout England to live and work in buildings that are affordable to heat and powered by locally generated renewable energy.

BHESCo is partnering with a number of communities across the South East to develop local, sustainable microgrids and heat networks that deliver multiple benefits to local residents while preserving our natural environment.

Shared Ownership residents can become investors in and co-owners of their local energy infrastructure, ensuring fairness, transparency and equal access to all those the network serves.
Part of an international community – join thousands of community energy members across the world who are uniting to develop sustainable low-carbon heat and power projects.
Bigger than politics – transcend the divisions of party politics and unify communities to take agency and ownership over local energy provision.
Power the UK’s net zero transition – make fossil fuels history and leave a healthy, thriving planet that future generations can depend on.
Building local resilience – community energy projects contribute to local job creation, provide protection against price volatility and establish new revenue streams for community benefit.
Working in partnership – in every community there are people who can make a contribution, whether they are an electrician, a councillor, an IT specialist, an engineer or a city planner.

Let's bring communities together to make it happen

BHESCo is looking to partner with towns and villages in Sussex and Kent who are dedicated to transforming their heat and power supply to locally owned, low-carbon energy

Power Your World With Community Energy

We are delighted to announce our new partnership with Co-op Energy.

Co-op Energy is the UK’s largest independent co-operative, built on co-operative values. They are committed to fair pricing, honesty and simplicity.

Co-op Energy have recently launched the UK’s only Community Power tariff powered by 100% community-owned electricity. This tariff features community generated power from local suppliers all over the country generating green energy from wind, sunshine and water.

By switching to this tariff, you will be helping localise your energy supply as well as supporting BHESCo’s community energy initiatives.

Switching is easy. Simply click below for a quote.

BHESCo's response to the COVID-19 crisis

As a result of the challenges posed by Covid-19, Brighton and Hove Energy Services Co-op (BHESCo) have closed our office and all staff are now working remotely from home.

Please note that in the interest of both our staff and our customers we will be using a new socially distanced methodology for completing home energy surveys.

We will continue to offer free telephone advice to local residents looking to saving money on energy bills.

Read our full response to Coronavirus

Green Homes Grant Scheme

From September 2020 UK homeowners can claim up to £5,000 of vouchers for energy efficiency improvements under the Government’s Green Homes Grant Scheme.

A home energy survey from BHESCo will help you get maximum value from your vouchers by identifying the most cost-effective improvements for your property and helping you to choose accredited installers to carry out any work.

Our Unique Business Model

All of BHESCo’s community energy projects are financed through a community share offer paying investors a 3% return.

The upfront cost is repaid by the project customer over a number of years using a portion of the savings achieved from their monthly energy bill.

By meeting project costs in this way we are able to remove any financial obstacles that can prevent property owners from improving the energy performance of their buildings.

1. Fundraising

Community investors buy shares

2. Project Delivery

Investments are used to develop clean energy projects

3. Finance Period

Project customer repays cost + interest using savings from energy bills

4. Interest Payment

Interest is passed on to investors

Developing a low-carbon heat network in Firle Village

For the past two years BHESCo have been designing a low-carbon heat network for the village of Firle in East Sussex

2019 Impact Report

Read our Impact Report from 2019, with details on the number of new community energy projects completed, estimated tonnes of carbon saved, number of customers advised, estimated financial savings achieved, and more

BHESCo Partners

Tackling Fuel Poverty

There are an estimated 16,000 households in Brighton and Hove who are unable to adequately heat their homes over winter and who may be forced to choose between heating and eating.

BHESCo provides a number of free services to help keep residents of our city warm and healthy.

Leave a Review

If you’ve worked with BHESCo to cut the cost of your energy and reduce your carbon footprint then we’d love you to leave a review. Whether we helped you install renewable energy or energy saving equipment, conducted an energy survey, or switched you to a cheaper tariff, we value all of our customers equally and would be delighted to hear your thoughts.

Earn attractive financial returns and support the growth of renewable energy in Sussex

What Are People Saying About BHESCo?

We connect our customers and investors with the idea that they are part of a wider community movement that is transforming energy for good
Caroline

Caroline

MP Brighton & Hove

"BHESCo improves the quality of life for local families by reducing their energy use and encouraging the uptake of clean renewable energy"

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Martyn

Energy Project Customer

" With the new solar panels we have reduced our costs significantly whilst providing a valuable resource of clean electricity. BHESCo provided a first class service which we would use again’’

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Henrietta

Investor

"I love this vision and would encourage everyone in Brighton & Hove to buy shares in BHESCo"

Blog

Check out our latest projects as well as reactions to news and events from the world of renewable energy

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22 Old Steine
Brighton
BN1 1EL

Call Us

0800 999 6671

Hours

Mon - Friday
09:00 - 18:00

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