Welcome to Milton Keynes
Community Energy

We are a consortium of community led renewable energy projects sharing resources, knowledge and expertise. The call to meet climate change targets is stark and urgent. Our ambition is to help accelerate the response to these challenges across our city and our communities. We hope to provide a robust foundation for existing schemes and enable new projects to gain a foothold and spread. Project highlights include the following:

Designing 100% Fossil Fuel
Free Housing Microgrids

Wolverton Community Energy has led the feasibility study to develop a renewable energy microgrid to provide community owned heat and power to the hundred new homes to be built as part of the Agora Redevelopment Project in the heart of Wolverton. The power network includes air source heat pumps, solar PV, solar thermal, and battery and thermal storage. The site development is being led by Love Wolverton Limited.

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Community Owned
Renewable Energy

The portfolio of renewable installations owned, managed and run by Wolverton Community Energy includes 16 installations, 330kWp and energy sales to 12 customers.

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Warmer homes,
using less energy

With over 10 year's experience running energy efficiency programmes across Wolverton's beautiful Victorian hard-to-heat homes, Retrofit MK now have practical experience to share.

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Future Wolverton
Wolverton Community Energy
RetroFit MK
Love Wolverton

Our Directors

Marie Osborne

Marie Osborne

Founding Director of Wolverton Community Energy, Retrofit MK and Future Wolverton, Marie has been leading successful community energy initiatives in Milton Keynes for more than 15 years. Projects have ranged from DECC funded hard-to-heat home insulation projects, installing community owned renewable energy and leading the recent transformation of the Old School, a Grade 11 listed local building. For the latter, Marie raised over £1m, establishing a green award winning community centre and B&B.

Paul Johnston

Paul Johnston

Paul is an experienced technologist and entrepreneur, creating and running start-ups for over 15 years. He has provided technology solutions and strategic consulting to companies such as Amazon, Movivo, Sony Mobile, Unilever, Carphone Warehouse, Tesco and the UK Government. His current passion and focus is on energy reduction across the technology industry.

Robin Roy

Robin Roy

As Emeritus Professor of Design and Environment at the Open University, Robin has contributed to many OU courses and modules on design, innovation, energy and environment. He has worked with the National Energy Foundation and Energy Saving Trust on projects including consumer adoption of renewable energy technologies and the Energy Saving Trust's field trial of UK heat pumps.

Jane Grindey

Jane Grindey

As a founder of Wolverton Community Energy and Director of Calleva Community Energy, Jane has developed and managed community energy projects since 2013. With a background in business development with companies ranging from HJ Heinz to co-operative start-ups, Jane's passion is to focus on practical action to meet our climate change challenges.