Rookery South Community Energy Initiative (RSCEI)

The 2024 Claim Period is Open Until 12 June 2024

Notifications for the 2024 claim period were sent in March, reminders will be sent early May.

The 2024 subsidy amount is £79.30.

For the previous two years, Rookery South Limited have increased the subsidy, beyond the CPI calculated amount. This year, it is based on the precise calculation, as per the 2016 S106 agreement, starting with a base figure of £60 using the January 2016 (99.5) & January 2024 (131.5) CPI figures, as follows:

(131.5 – 99.5) / 99.5 = 0.3216

£60.00 x 1.3216 = £79.30

For those who registered in 2019, if you do not claim the subsidy for two consecutive years, your registration will lapse and you will no longer be eligible to claim the subsidy in future years.

About the Initiative

Rookery South Limited is unable to directly supply low cost electricity to their neighbours, so they have committed to contribute c.£60 (in the first year and consumer price index-linked in the following years) towards electricity costs of designated domestic households in the Rookery Pit area via the Rookery South Community Energy Initiative (RSCEI).

Schools, not-for-profit organisations and residents of households (as at 31 December 2018) in the parishes of Brogborough, Cranfield, Houghton Conquest, Lidlington, Marston Moreteine, Millbrook, Stewartby and Wootton were invited to register for the RSCEI. Registration closed on 28 June 2019.

Rookery South Limited has appointed GrantScape Services Ltd to manage the RSCEI on its behalf.

If you registered successfully for the RSCEI, we would have contacted you by email or post to confirm your registration in September 2019.

As you were advised, when your registration was confirmed, each year you will be notified when the RSCEI claim period opens and the deadline date. You will be required to provide a copy of a bill showing your name, address and dated on or after 1 December (of the previous year) to confirm that you still live at the registered address. We will also need you to tell us your bank details to credit the payment as we will delete these details every year, once the payment process has been completed.

Notifications are sent directly to your registered email address. If you did not provide an email address, your Claim Form has been posted to you. Reminders will be sent approximately one month before the deadline date.

IMPORTANT: Please do not attempt to register on our application portal. This Initiative is only available to those who registered in 2019 and you will not be able to access the Claim Form if you did not register then.

The RSCEI is a 35 year financial commitment (or until the facility closes, whichever is the sooner) by Rookery South Limited, subject to householders current and future eligibility, starting from commercial operation of the ERF in January 2022.

For more information, please read our registration and claim related Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).