Westminster Energy, Environment & Transport Forum

Next steps for localised energy policies and community energy

Morning, Thursday, 7th June 2018

Central London

THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED



This conference will discuss the future prospects for the development of localised energy policies and next steps for supporting community and cooperative ownership of energy generating infrastructure.


It takes place in the context of the Government’s announcements in the Clean Growth Strategy of the launch of a Local Energy programme with the aim of supporting the delivery of the Smart System Plan, a Local Energy Contact Group that builds on the Community Energy Contact Group, and of increased support for LEPs in this area.


Delegates will discuss the role of local authorities and the implications of publicly owned energy providers across the UK. Further sessions will look at the challenges for local energy innovation; the impact of community energy generation and supply on the national grid; forward investment into regional energy; and the financial implications and market impact of collective switching.


 



Guest of Honour

Patrick Allcorn

Head of Local Energy, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Guest of Honour

Patrick Allcorn

Head of Local Energy, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Speakers

Dr Tim Rotheray

Director, Association for Decentralised Energy

John Betty

Strategic Director, Economic Growth and Development, Cornwall Council

Martin Crouch

Senior Partner, Improving Regulation, Ofgem

Maria Connolly

Partner, Head of Real Estate and Energy & Renewables, TLT Solicitors

Dan McCallum

Co-Founder, Awel Aman Tawe

Dr Nina Skorupska

Chief Executive, Renewable Energy Association

Emma Bridge

Chief Executive, Community Energy England