Chesterfield Borough Council Supports Local Electricity Bill

Chesterfield Borough Council has unanimously approved a motion that supports the Local Electricity Bill.  

Currently due to high cost involved in selling electricity, it is not financially viable for small local electricity generators to sell directly to local people. Instead, they need to sell to a utility company first.

The Local Electricity Bill aims to remove this barrier to entry and give small renewable electricity generators the right to become local suppliers. 

The motion means the council will support the bill and will also write to local MPs to encourage them to support the bill in parliament.