New share offer in energy scheme that boosted Whitehead

Karen Arbuckle, director of Northern Ireland Community Energy (NICE), announces the launch of a second community share offer. The project is supported by the Building Change Trust, represented by director of operations, Nigel Mc Kinney.   Pic by Paul Moane / Aurora PA. INNT 20-597CON
Karen Arbuckle, director of Northern Ireland Community Energy (NICE), announces the launch of a second community share offer. The project is supported by the Building Change Trust, represented by director of operations, Nigel Mc Kinney. Pic by Paul Moane / Aurora PA. INNT 20-597CON

An energy co-operative that provided free solar panels and low cost electricity to Whitehead Community Association has launched a new share offer.

High demand for low cost electricity from the third sector has prompted Northern Ireland Community Energy (NICE) to launch its second Community Share offer.

Almost 40 community organisations have expressed an interest in this initiative that will see their electricity bills slashed in half. The NICE2 share offer is bidding to raise £130,000, which will enable them to install solar panels free of charge for up to 10 more organisations.

NICE director Karen Arbuckle said: “Thirty seven organisations have expressed an interest this time round. Because we were able to achieve so much last year it has given us the incentive to go ahead with another project.”

Further information at www.nicommunityenergy.org