LEAP Update January 2017 - Let LEAP reduce your project costs! 27/01/2017 By Pure Leapfrog Let LEAP reduce your project costs! Pure Leapfrog have long been aware that the legal costs faced by organisations delivering community energy projects can be significant and in extreme cases can even prevent groups from carrying out projects. Pure Leapfrog considered what could be done to change this and so just over a year ago we launched LEAP (the Local Energy Accelerator Platform). This month we welcome Sunshine Community Energy as our newest member! To date LEAP contracts have supported the development of over 1MW of community renewables and have supported projects delivered by leading community energy groups and local authorities (for case studies see here). LEAP contracts can help to give confidence to get projects over the line. LEAP gives communities access to bankable, industry standard legal document templates and guidance notes. The platform has a suite of over 20 template documents covering a range of technologies including solar, wind, hydro and energy efficiency and these cover each stage of projects – from initial MOUs to final leases. Last year, we added new LED contracts and an LED financial model. It’s a collaborative platform and we continue to drive innovation into the sector and are working with a number of organisations on entirely new contract types to develop the future of the sector. So get in touch if you are looking for something that we don’t currently have. Please explore the LEAP section of our website where you can find out more about the platform and feel free to get in touch with Aoife on 07526092615 or [email protected] if you have any questions.