The Micropower Council represents companies and organisations active in the microgeneration sector and campaigns on behalf of its members for a genuine mass market for small scale, low and zero carbon electricity and heat generating technologies.
Micropower Council members include manufacturers and installers of microgeneration technologies as well as energy suppliers and other trade associations active in the sector.
We act as the industry's main contact point for government, opinion formers, the press, and the public and our campaigning agenda is determined by our Executive Committee members.
In 2000, Lord Ezra, Liberal Democrat energy spokesman and former head of the Coal Board, set up Micropower Ltd. Financed by four companies from the private sector; this was designed to bring together organisations with an interest in microgeneration.
In 2004, the decision was taken to form a body to represent the microgeneration sector as a whole. The Micropower Council, as we know it today, was formed to allow the microgeneration sector to speak with one voice on key issues affecting our industry.
The Council celebrated 5 years of successful campaigning in November 2009, with a Parliamentary reception at which our Microgeneration Manifesto was launched (please see below).
Both Sponsoring and Corporate members are encouraged to actively participate in policy development and political campaigning work via our Strategy Groups, concentrating on specific policy areas.
Each Strategy Group focuses on a group of policies affecting the microgeneration sector and aims to achieve the overarching objectives set out by the Executive Committee (Sponsoring)members. Strategy Groups generally meet at 3 monthly intervals and members can find out when meetings are scheduled to take place on the ‘Events' page of this website. Strategy Groups are chaired by representatives of Sponsoring Member companies with expertise in that particular policy area.