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

At BHESCo we embrace innovation and community ownership to bring fairness and equal access to sustainable heat and power for everyone.

We invite you to take action on climate change and partner with BHESCo to reduce carbon emissions produced from your home, your business and your community.

Our services include:

Onsite Energy Survey

Quickly identify where you are wasting heat and power and develop an effective energy improvement strategy

Project Consultancy

What cost and carbon savings will your project achieve? Are you installing the right technology? Ask our energy experts

Project Management

Let the BHESCo team take care of every aspect of your energy project, from design to installation to performance monitoring

BHESCo’s outstanding technical knowledge and passion for green energy has already delivered over fifty renewable energy and energy saving projects across Sussex, from Brighton Beach to Lewes, from Hove to Horsham.

Over their operational lifetime, these projects will lower costs on behalf of our customers by nearly £2 million and reduce carbon emissions by over 7,000 tonnes.

As a not-for-profit co-operative, BHESCo remain accountable to our customers long after the project installation, because all of our customers become members of our co-op and have a say in how we are run. 

Our mission is to empower everyone in our community to meet their heat and power needs with efficient buildings and locally owned low-carbon energy.




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What is community energy and how can you get involved?

Telephone Consultancy Service

No need for an energy survey of your whole property?

Have a specific question that you want help with?

Need a second opinion before going ahead with a major project?

Get the expert help you need to solve a particular challenge by speaking with our Project Team. You can request a one-to-one telephone consultancy with a BHESCo project manager for as little as £60 an hour.

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 what can be achieved when 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 from locally generated renewable sources.

BHESCo is partnering with a number of communities across the South East to develop local, sustainable microgrids and heat networks that will 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.

Become a member – Got money sat in a low interest savings account? Join hundreds of other shareholder members who are putting their money to work developing community led solutions to the global climate crisis.

Partner with BHESCo  – our passionate team of experts would love to become your partner in driving down the financial and carbon costs of your home, business, or entire community.

Community Energy Projects

Since 2015 BHESCo have completed more than 55 community funded low-carbon energy projects across Sussex.

Our community energy projects help to drive down fuel costs for our customers and reduce the environmental impact of their premises.

Almost all of our energy projects are completed at no up front cost to customers using our innovative ‘Pay As You Save’ finance initiative.

2020 Impact Report

Read our Impact Report from 2020, 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

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

Case Study: The Montessori Place School

BHESCo partnered with the Montessori Place School to design and install a number of low-carbon technologies which work together to reduce energy costs and environmental impact.
As a result of our interventions, the school has reduced its annual carbon emissions by 80%.

BHESCo Partners

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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 safe.

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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.

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Brighton & Hove whole street retrofit competition

BHESCo are announcing a competition that takes a street by street approach to retrofitting homes, helping to reduce heat loss and drive down energy bills and carbon emissions. If you are interested in taking part and would like to nominate your street for our retrofit competition, please register your interest.

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