The excellent news is that Heeley-based Sheffield Renewables have been selected for the ‘Top 10′ vote on energyshare. This means that they could win £100,000 towards development costs for Jordan Dam Hydro. They are in the ‘large’ project category where only one winner will be selected. There are also ‘medium’ and ‘small’ categories.
To win the cash they need to get more votes than any of the other projects in the large project category. Everyone, such as yourself, that registers on energyshare can take part in the vote which begins on 15th November. You can vote in each category. The more of your friends, family and colleagues you can persuade to sign up too, ready for the 15th, the better their chances of winning the vote. In terms of supporters the group need to double their existing 709 to be the most popular project in the competition.
The winners will be announced at the beginning of December. If they are successful, this cash will contribute to Jordan Dam Hydro alongside the £65,000 have raised in their first share offer. The group would then have a third of the cash needed for the half a million pound project!
The process new supporters need to follow to register is explained in this blog article http://www.sheffieldrenewables.org.uk/2011/11/01/one-month-to-help-us-win-100000/
You can read more about Sheffield Renewables here – http://www.sheffieldrenewables.org.uk/