Tamar Energy Community

Tamar Energy Community (TEC) is a community benefit society owned and managed by its members, and operating for the benefit of the communities of Tavistock and Callington.

In the past, communities were responsible for their own energy generation. This required local innovation and was often the catalyst in developing local wealth (e.g. development of the local mining industry)

In the last thirty years local communities have become disconnected from their energy production, and energy has become a drain on our income (approx. £80m per annum for the TEC area).

TEC’s aim is to become a sustainable community enterprise supporting the development of local energy generation and supply, improvement of domestic and non-domestic energy efficiency and the alleviation of fuel poverty.

TEC will be opening Tavistock Town Shop in the late spring / early summer 2016, providing independent advice and support; and is developing its first community owned generation project.

Find out more about membership, and how to join, here.


Energy Advice and Support

Tavistock Town Shop with Energy Advice Centre

Energy Generation and Investments

Community Fund

We’ll earn money from developing commercial partnerships with businesses that can provide you with a good deal and service; and by developing community generation projects and selling the energy we generate.  After a few years this could develop into a substantial contribution to the community fund each year.

The community fund will be available to local projects or reinvested in community generation.

All decisions about the Community Fund will be made democratically by the membership. Please join to have your say.


If you’d like to get involved with the organisation and have skills which could help us develop and manage the enterprise we’d love to hear from you.


For now you can contact us on:
Email: tec@transitiontavistock.org.uk
Tel: 01822 835 819
Mob: 07969 569 444
Post: 2 Rock View, Devon Consols, Tavistock, PL19 8PB


Check out The Rough Guide to Community Energy

Tamar Energy Community Limited Registered Office: 2 Rock View, Devon Consols, Tavistock, Devon, PL19 8PB.  Registered in England, Registration No 32455R

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