Spring Bank Holiday on Monday 27 May means all rubbish and recycling collections will be one day later that week, including Friday collections taking place on Saturday 1 June.
Recycling and rubbish collection days are changing for some households in Mendip and South Somerset. Read about the changes and how they may affect you.

Somerset Energy Investment Plan

The Council has developed a Somerset Energy Investment Plan. This plan sets out the current evidence on the energy system in Somerset and analyses the local resources to inform a potential Net Zero pathway.

To achieve the decarbonisation of energy to meet net zero, Somerset will need support through collaboration and external investment to deliver decarbonisation solutions. This report helps identify areas across Somerset that are potentially suitable for renewable energy generation such as solar and wind, the requirement for electrification of transport, the need to improve energy efficiency through retrofit, and recommended projects to take forward, collaborate and facilitate.

View the Somerset Energy Investment Plan.

Solar Panels

There are several installers across Somerset that can install panels. View our Green Directory to find one near you.

Microgeneration Certification Scheme is an industry-standard for products and installations across a number of green technologies from heat pumps, wind, biomass, solar, and so on. They have a long list of accredited businesses. Visit the Microgeneration Certification Scheme website for more information.

Distribution network operators

Distribution Network Operators are the companies that own and are responsible for the power lines and infrastructure that connects the electricity network to your property. They are also responsible for any grid upgrades and maintenance.

In Somerset, we have two Distribution Network Operators:

To find out who your network operator is visit the Energy Networks website.

Community Energy

Community Energy is the delivery of community-led renewable energy, energy demand deduction and energy supply projects either wholly owned or controlled by communities. To find out more about community energy visit the Community Energy England website.

In Somerset, we are lucky to have some fantastic community energy organisations with a range of installations providing locally produced renewable energy to institutions across Somerset.

To see who’s in your local area view this map.

Climate-friendly planning

For information on climate-friendly planning and renewable energy visit our Built Environment page.

Last reviewed: April 16, 2024 by Adam

Next review due: October 16, 2024

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