Paul Brodrick, Head of Smart Grid Applications & Solutions, Siemens plc. presenting Duncan Parker, Chair of Snitterfield Actioning Climate Change with the Energy Purchase Project of the Year award.

Snitterfield Actioning Climate Change (SACC) has won the ENERGY PURCHASE PROJECT OF THE YEAR 2014 at the UK COMMUNITY ENERGY AWARDS (

Duncan Parker, Chair of SACC, received the award at a ceremony at Oxford town hall attended by Amber Rudd MP, the new Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department of Energy and Climate Change.

SACC won the award for their Community Solar Programme which not only provided a discounted solar panel purchase price for participants, but also enabled Snitterfields community buildings to have free solar panel installations. The panels generate up to 92MW.Hr of renewable energy each year, and yield a significant index linked income which is available annually, in grant form, from SACC for carbon reduction projects in the parish.

SACC, established in 2007 are a thriving voluntary community group dedicated to reducing the carbon footprint of Snitterfield.

“It was an inspiring evening, and Snitterfield Actioning Climate Change are delighted to have won an award. Winning it has invigorated our group and we will continue in our endeavours to reduce the carbon footprint of Snitterfield with renewed heart.” Duncan Parker, Chair, Snitterfield Actioning Climate Change.

This is the second award for the group, having won the West Midlands Low Carbon Community Award in 2010.


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