Community Energy South (CES) is an unincorporated association of community energy groups across Southeast England, including Sussex, Hampshire and Kent.

It aims to facilitate the transition to a distributed renewable energy network and promote reductions in energy consumption by facilitating and promoting the diverse activities and projects undertaken by its members.

The benefits of Community Energy South are the synergies obtained by uniting a group of people working with complementary skills and talents to provide support and knowledge sharing.



We envision an energy efficient future in which 100% of our energy needs are generated locally from renewable sources.

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CES’s mission is to encourage the growth of community owned renewable energy in the South East, increase energy efficiency and to help educate the communities in the South East to use less oil, coal and gas.

We share our experience to inspire others.



  • Support communities in CES to develop their own RE projects for financial benefit and provide PR value by showing our partners commitment to a low carbon future.
  • To provide opportunities for asset backed community/green investment.
  • To support the development of a net work of local energy efficiency services across the SE.
  • To inform/inspire the public to generate and reduce their energy usage.
  • To create and support a local RE industry
  • To inspire communities to sell green, community controlled electricity.


Core Groups:


Representatives from community energy groups from across the south east, working together to grow community owned energy. Our core group representatives meet bi-monthly and are taken from OVESCO, Barcombe Energy Group, BHESCO, Brighton Energy Coop, Energise South Coast, Greening Steyning, RX Energy, FREI, Transition Town Worthing & Transition Town Chichester.

See our groups

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