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

Embrace the energy revolution – join as a new investor or improve the energy performance of your home or business with a BHESCo energy survey.

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An Investor

Earn attractive financial returns and use your money to develop community owned energy projects in Sussex

Home
Energy Saving

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

Organisation
Energy Saving

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

350

shareholders

50

projects completed

£1.2m+

investment raised

375

tonnes CO2 saved annually

Join The Community Energy Revolution

BHESCo are seeking community investment to complete several new low-carbon energy projects across Sussex. 

All investors are eligible for 5% annual interest and have an equal say in how our co-operative is run.

Shared Ownership all of our projects are financed through a community share offer where investors become part-owners of our co-op and have an equal say in our governance

Be part of a thriving community– join hundreds of other members who are uniting to build the sustainable future we all know we need, with profits shared fairly and decisions made equally

Earn attractive financial returns –  shareholders receive 5% annual interest and have a direct say in how our business is run

Join as an individual or as an organisation – we welcome individual investors as well as clubs and businesses to become members of our co-operative

Warmer Sussex

Making energy efficiency improvements to your home is quick and easy with Warmer Sussex.

Register your interest today for a home energy survey.

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.

  • All your electricity comes from community power projects and your gas is carbon offset too
  • Any profits Co-op Energy make are reinvested into community energy projects around the country
  • Just £5 per month more than Co-op Energy’s cheapest fixed rate tariff
  • For every customer who signs Co-op Energy we will donate £10 to a community energy fund to help support local community initiatives

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 to complete a comparison or to find out more.

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 interests of both our staff and our customers we will be using a new socially distanced methodolgy 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

Solar For Sussex Schools

We are very proud to have partnered with eight local schools and colleges in Sussex to collectively install over 1,000 solar panels. Added together these projects have a combined generation capacity of 414kWp and will save the schools an estimated £423,951 on energy costs over the operational lifetime of the technology.

Furthermore, by enabling schools to generate their own on-site solar power, we expect to reduce carbon emissions by 2,442 tonnes of CO2 over the next 20 years – enough to offset more than six million miles driven by car.

Our Unique Business Model

All of BHESCo’s energy projects are financed through a community share offer paying investors a 5% 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. Lease 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 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 Lucas Quote Brighton and Hove Energy Services Cooperative Investment Tesitimonial

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"

Ian

Ian

Energy Project Customer

"Our relationship with BHESCo helps lower our emissions and improve the atmosphere of our office buildings"

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Henrietta

Investor

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

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

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Visit Us

22 Old Steine
Brighton
BN1 1EL

Call Us

0800 999 6671

Hours

Mon - Friday
09:00 - 18:00

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