Orchard Community Energy VIP bond and wine-tasting event
The board of Orchard Community Energy ( OCE) - Kent's biggest community-owned renewable energy project - invites you to a very special evening of wine-tasting, networking and hearing about our three year community-energy bond.
We have partnered with Stuart McCloskey of The Vinorium to create a celebratory and informative event about an exciting and ambitious project that is the first of its kind in Kent.
OCE is a large solar array in Iwade Parish, near Sittingbourne. The 5 MW array produces enough electricity in a year to meet roughly the equivalent demand of 1250 homes. OCE acquired the solar array in June 2016, when the site was already generating and exporting electricty to the grid.
Moreover the community energy financing model ensures that surplus profits are accrued at a highly beneficial rate. Over a 20 year span, Orchard Community Energy aims to build a Community Fund of up to £3M.
Details of the 3-year bond offer, can be found on the Orchard Community Energy website and you will be able to discuss the community energy business model with the directors on the evening.
Supported by Mongoose Energy Limited, the board of OCE, plans to deliver further community energy projects, enabling the people of Kent to literally take power into their own hands.
18.45 Arrival Champagne Reception and a chance to network/ explore The Vinorium/ meet the Board
19.15 Introduction and Welcome to The Vinorium by Stuart McCloskey
19.20 Presentation by Board members and Mongoose Energy Ltd about Community Energy and and The Orchard Community Energy Bond Offer
19.45 The International Wine Challenge - a bit of fun and excuse to taste a range of high-quality wines ( selection of cheese and crackers, too) where you guess the vintage, grape variety and country.
20.30 Continue to enjoy your evening, mingle and leave when you're ready.
This is an invitation only event and places are limited.
Please register your interest and let Stephanie Karpetas know if you would like to bring friends who are interested in investments with a return both financially and in terms of legacy and sustainability. Community Energy has only just arrived in Kent and we hope to attract local investors.
Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
You'll need a hard copy ticket that Stephanie will send to you. Please provide a postal address when you register.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
There is ample parking at The Vinorium. However, we want to make your evening as enjoyable as possible and so we have organised a private coach to collect and deliver people back to Folkestone West and Ashford International train stations.
Folkestone West departure: 5.45pm
Ashford International 6.15pm
Depart The Vinorium at 22.00 at the latest.
PLEASE let Stephanie know if you require a place on the coach. This is a courtesy coach, but donations would be gladly accepted!
Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?
E-mail Stephanie Karpetas firstname.lastname@example.org
Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
Yes - but please let Stephanie know!
Can I update my registration information?
Yes, just let Stephanie know.