Stakeholder organisations can be any group or business, public, private or community. We welcome anyone who wants to partner with TECs to benefit from a renewable technology at their site, OR take advantage of energy-saving intiatives e.g. LED lighting. You can find out more about how this works on our How TECs Works page.
Our stakeholders include:
Teign Housing is a charity and registered social landlord that manages over 3,600 homes across South Devon, from Dartmoor National Park to the urban centres of Newton Abbot, Teignmouth and Dawlish. It is dedicated to providing high quality customer services and making the local area a better place to live by creating sustainable communities and working in partnership. Teign Housing is committed to promoting equality and diversity and is environmentally aware. Teign Housing was formed on the 4th February 2004, after residents voted for the transfer of Teignbridge District Council’s council homes.
Teign Housing has been a stalwart supporter of the TECs initiative following its first public meeting in late 2014. Teign Housing has provided support in a number of areas to help TECs get off the ground. They have a founder member on the TECs board , Tony Sharland, who is our current Chair.
Formed from the merger of Templer Academy Schools Trust (TAST) and Academies South West in 2017. TAST was a “Multi Academy Trust” established in 2011. Although it is called a “Trust” it is actually a charitable company limited by guarantee governed by a Funding Agreement with the Department for Education and also by its Articles of Association. TAST was publicly funded but independent of local authority control. It is subject to the laws regulating companies and charities as well as the Department for Education guidance applying to academy trusts. It is also subject to Ofsted inspections.
TAST has also been a strong supporter of the TECs initiative from its launch. Iain Freeland (previously of TAST) was one of the founder members and Chair of the TECs board. He played a pivotal role in getting the first TECs community-owned 50 kW solar pv system installed at Teign School in Kingsteington, one of the Trust’s secondary schools. This was completed in Febraury 2016.
We continue to work with the new Trust on an engagement programme to involve students, teachers and parents both at Teign School and throughout the Trust’s other schools.
Two Valleys Community Energy (TVCE) was set up to increase community resilience in the Teign and Wray Valleys (including the parishes of Ashton, Bridford, Christow, Doddiscombleigh, Dunsford, Moretonhampstead, and North Bovey) and surrounding rural communities by:
Reducing carbon emissions through generating electricity from renewable sources.
Enabling local people to own and participate in community energy projects.
Supporting activities in the community that promote awareness of energy generation, consumption and improved efficiency.
They aim to support wider community initiatives through use of surplus profits.
TVCE supported TECs in defining its Teignbridge-wide concept for an umbrella community energy organisation. TVCE secured a Rural Community Energy Fund grant to help them identify and establish a number of opportunities for renewables. They intend to use TECs to raise capital for their projects once these are defined.