Northern Ireland Community Energy

‘managed by the community for the benefit of the community’

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Northern Ireland Community Energy

NICE is Northern Ireland’s first community energy benefit society (BenCom).


‘creating community owned renewable energy projects & energy efficiency services’


‘NICE has installed, free of charge, on 18 NI 3rd sector organisations, 190 kW of solar pv!’

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Northern Ireland Community Energy Co-Operative

‘110 members raised over £210k through two community share offers.’

‘Northern Ireland Community Energy (NICE) is a local community energy co-operative, taking forward, community-owned, renewable energy initiatives & energy efficiency services.  Providing a social, economic & environmental return within the NI community for the benefit of future generations’

Notice to NICE Annual General Meeting 2017. The meeting will be held on Thursday, 26th October 2017 in Mediation NI, 83 University Street, Belfast BT7 1HP from 7.00 p.m.  Please register your attendance just click on the blue registration button or by sending us an email to .


The AGM will start at 7.30 p.m. sharp.  The membership is invited to discuss NICE achievements, the end of year accounts, the election of the Board and vote for the proposed resolutions.  All information and papers pertaining to the AGM can be viewed and downloaded by clicking the blue AGM page button.


Board election  According to NICE rules (Rule 64), each year one third of the elected Directors is required to retire and, if they decide to do so, to seek re-election. This year, Karen Arbuckle and Anne Ford are both standing down from the Board. However, we are pleased to confirm that Karen Arbuckle, our current Chair, is standing for re-election.

The current Board also asks for nominations from new members to join the Board. Information on Directors roles and commitments are given on our AGM page and/or get in touch either with our Secretary or any current Board Director if you want to know more about it. This invitation for New nominations is currently and any member interested to stand must return the Nomination Form to  by 5.00 Friday, the 20th October 2017.

If you are not able to attend in person, you have the option to express your vote online and electronic votes will be counted in addition to the votes at the AGM. Email invitation to online voting will be sent to each member on closure of the nomination period. The principle “one member one vote” applies.

We look forward to meeting you on Thursday, the 26th October and if you need further information or clarifications, please do not hesitate to contact us.

NICE is Northern Ireland’s first community owned solar energy society.  Members co-own the enterprise and have an equal say in respect of the way in which the co-operative is run.