Burnham and Weston Energy CIC is governed by a Board of volunteer non-executive directors. We are appointed from the local community, by our bondholders, and by CfR CIC. CfR helped us buy our solar farm and now help us to manage its technical and financial operation.

Our Board is supported by team members who deliver our services day to day and help us develop our community enterprise.

Jake Burnyeat


Jake is a renewable energy professional with 13 years’ experience covering renewable energy project development, acquisitions, finance, procurement and providing strategic advice to community energy enterprises, local authorities and businesses.

Jake is a founding director of Communities for Renewables CIC (CfR CIC) and a director of a number of the local energy enterprises CfR has helped to set up. He has an MSc in Renewable Energy Policy and Economics from Imperial College London and a 1st class MA in Social Anthropology from the University of St Andrews.

Tom Cosgrove


Tom is Development Manager of Communities for Renewables CIC (CfR CIC) and a voluntary director of a number of community energy enterprises which CfR has helped to set up. Tom has 10 years’ experience in development of large-scale renewable energy projects across the UK.

Since joining CfR, Tom has led the development and financing of 25 megawatts of community solar projects. Tom has a BSc (hons) in Renewable Energy from the University of Exeter.

Denys Rayner


Joined the board on completion of the bond offer in 2018. Denys lives in Somerset between Weston and Burnham with his wife and is passionate about renewable energy. Denys’s career has mainly been spent in the financial services industry where he has held senior positions with both Bristol & West and Bank of Ireland latterly as Head of Strategy.

Just before the financial crisis in 2008, Denys changed career and spent time with Confused.com, and then managed a regional law firm for 6 years, before now working with the NHS and Primary care in North Somerset.

In addition to his commercial roles, Denys is also Vice-Chair of Bridgwater College Academy, Bridgwater Education Trust, Bridgwater Chamber of Commerce and Chair of the Lighthouse Charity in Weston as well as being a Director of Passion for Somerset which holds the annual Somerset Day in May.

Krista Felek

Energy Saving Programme Manager

Krista is our Home Energy Saving Programme Manager and started working with Burnham and Weston Energy in June 2024.

Krista has worked in the charity sector in Somerset for over 20 years.  This work has been with a variety of organisations including The National Trust and Save The Children.  Her experience working collaboratively with people with a variety of abilities will help to support the growth of the home energy programme.

The need for people to have affordable and sustainable energy, to keep their homes warm and to move away from fuel poverty is her main objective.

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Angi Lewis

Programme Coordinator

Angi joined Burnham and Weston Energy at the beginning of 2024 as Programme Coordinator for our Home Energy Savings Programmes. This has been made possible due to the support of the Somerset Community Foundation.

With over 18 years of working with charitable organisations in Somerset and North Somerset, Angi has extensive experience working with groups and organisations helping them to develop their services, access funding and recruiting volunteers.

Angi has recently worked with a local housing organisation developing and delivering community projects and supporting older people’s independence in sheltered accommodation. She is very keen to help older people in communities to ‘Age Well’ and helping to keep their homes warm and bills low will play a big role in that.

Currently, Angi holds:

Lean Thinking and Knowledge Practice certification.
Mental health first aid certification.
Level 2 Health & Safety
Level 1 Safeguarding

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Maria Kelly

Home Energy Advisor

Maria possesses proven expertise in energy advice and can help you use energy in your home more efficiently and with financial management. She has excelled in complaint resolution, addressing issues through Ombudsman channels to ensure swift and effective resolutions for clients. Maria is a strong advocate for client welfare, accessing benefits and making referrals for home improvement needs, fostering well-being and sustainable living environments.

Maria holds qualifications including a Level 3 City & Guilds in Energy Awareness, a Level 2 City & Guilds in Fuel Debt Advice, Mental Health First Aid certification, and Lean Thinking Knowledge & Practice certification. Her background extends to strategic sales training development as a former National Training Manager enhancing product knowledge and customer service skills. She is dedicated to making a positive impact on her community and professional endeavours.

Married since 1993 with three academically accomplished sons, now at university, all of whom are also national/international-level sportsmen.

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Contact us

If you have any questions or are interested in getting involved, please contact us: 01278 558370

Registered office

Burnham and Weston Energy CIC, c/o Communities for Renewables CIC, Redruth House, Cornwall Business Park West, Redruth TR16 5EZ