The Devon Community Energy Network is undertaking a review of Devon housing types, combining resources from Plymouth Energy Community and the South West Energy Hub, as the first stage of renewed plans to establish an energy advice and retrofit service for Devon. 

The Service would act as a ‘one stop shop’ for people in Devon needing help to improve the energy efficiency of their home and potentially workplaces, too. This work will inform the size of the market and the local skills required so that a self-sustaining service can be developed that can be in place for a long time. Alongside this a trial of a cooperative business model that could be used to operate the service will be tested by the Network using funding from the South West Energy Partnership (A European-funded initiative involving Devon County Council, Plymouth City Council, Exeter City Council and Bristol City Council).

How is this helping Devon reach net-zero?

Action B6: Establish a Devon-wide energy advice service that links home-owners, landlords and tenants with independent energy assessors, skilled installers and market offers.