BHESCo is working with the Hove Station Neighborhood Station Sustainability group to develop an energy plan for the neighbourhoods within the designated area. Ollie Pendered, our Communications and Communities Director, is leading the project applying his experience from designing energy plans in the past in Barcombe, East Sussex.
The first step under the Plan will be a small business initiative to provide SME’s operating in the neighbourhood with free lighting assessments to demonstrate how low energy LED lights can help small businesses reduce their electricity bills. BHESCo will help them work out the affordability of the systems ensuring that they derive immediate financial benefit. BHESCo has won grant funding to conduct the project.
ECO funding schemes providing insulation and heating systems for qualifying residents will also be rolled out under the programme. This initiative will focus on vulnerable houses, people who are having difficulty paying their energy bills.