Monday, January 30, 2006

CHP in UK: Powergen GreenPlan Fund

Local community groups, schools and not-for-profit organisations are being encouraged to apply for green grants after energy supplier Powergen extended the deadline for applications to its GreenPlan Fund.

Following a call for applications, Powergen has been inundated with requests for application packs for the Fund, which allocates cash to projects that deliver renewable energy, and so it has decided to extend its deadline to 24 February.

Nina Hughes, Powergen’s Community Relations Manager, said: “We’ve had such a fantastic response that we felt we really had to extend the deadline to make sure everyone gets a chance to apply.

“What’s particularly impressed me is the way that community groups from all over the country are getting involved in renewable energy and are embracing the many new technologies available.”

To date, Powergen, which is part of E.ON UK, has allocated over £180,000 from the fund to 12 different renewable energy generation projects throughout the UK.

Projects supported include the purchase and installation of a solar-powered and wood-fired water and heating system for a wildlife conservation park in Kent and the building of a water turbine at a school in Nottinghamshire.

Application forms are available by emailing: Successful projects will be notified by March 31.

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