Rookery South Community Energy Initiative (RSCEI)

The 2022 claim period closed on 30 April 2022 and late claims will not be accepted.

If you registered in 2019 and have forgotten to claim this year’s subsidy, you will be invited to claim next year. If you do not claim next year, 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 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 (CEI).

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 CEI on its behalf.

If you registered successfully for the CEI, 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 CEI claim period opens and the deadline date. You will be required to provide a copy of a bill showing your name, address and dated less that six months ago 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.

Due to the high number of registrations, we will gradually send the notifications, to let you know how you can submit a Claim. 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 before you have received your notification to claim. This Initiative is only available to those who registered in 2019 and you will not be able to access the Claim Form until you receive our instructions.

The first payment under this scheme will be made by the end of June 2022. The payment has been adjusted (upwards) to cover the additional period in 2021, when the ERF was accepting waste as part of the testing phase. The amount payable for 2021-2022 was £100.

The CEI 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).