About this group
Totnes Renewable Energy Society is an Industrial and Provident Society owned by its members, currently numbering 378. TRESOC’s aim is to profitably develop local renewable energy resources for the benefit of the community through investment and participation in its strategic energy projects.
TRESOC grew out of an energy workshop organised by Transition Town Totnes in 2006 where a group of Totnes and Environs residents shared their concerns about the threats of depleting global oil and gas supplies (peak oil) and the impacts of climate change, and discussed the potential for community ownership in developing the renewable energy resources of the area. The working group developed a constitution and, since 2007, TRESOC’s board have been focused on realizing a commercially viable portfolio of innovative wind, hydro, biomass and solar projects.
For a minimum shareholding of £20, hundreds of public-spirited residents have invested in TRESOC and in the future energy security of Totnes and its parishes. Investment is by the community, for the community.