Pete Capener

Managing Director

Peter is co-founder and Managing Director of Bath & West Community Energy, a director of Community Energy England and a trustee of the Centre for Sustainable Energy. He was chair of the ministerial Community Energy Contact Group, soon to be re-established by BEIS as the Local Energy Contact Group. He worked with DECC as a ‘community secondment’ in 2014 to support the development of DECC’s Community Energy Strategy and was the author of the research on the potential growth of the community energy sector published alongside the strategy.

Peter has worked in the sustainable energy field and on community energy for over 30 years, including many years as Chief Executive of the Centre for Sustainable Energy where he originally started in the mid eighties working with schools and communities. Since resigning from CSE in 2002 due to family illness, Peter has worked as an independent advisor on a range of energy efficiency, renewable energy and fuel poverty projects for various government, private and voluntary sector clients, with a strong focus on community action.

Peter has an MSc in Energy Resource Management and was awarded an MBE in 2015 for services to sustainable energy.