Morning, Thursday, 5th September 2019
THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED
This seminar will discuss the next steps for local energy in the UK - including the future finance of local energy schemes, regulatory priorities and developing smart local systems.
The conference will examine priorities for future development of local energy systems in the UK.
It follows the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund programme prospering from the energy revolution and subsequent £30m funding to develop design proposals for smart local energy projects - aimed at designing systems which provide cleaner, cheaper energy services.
Policymakers and stakeholders will assess the future of market-based incentive schemes - such as the proposed Smart Export Guarantee Scheme - in supporting the development of local, low carbon economies.
They will discuss the impact of the closure of the Feed-in Tariffs scheme - which had led to huge expansion in small-scale generation - to all new small-scale low-carbon generation applicants.
Delegates will also assess the viability of routes to market for community energy groups - such as the development of power purchasing agreements between local providers and energy retailers, and the role of council run energy projects.
Further sessions examine the future for the regulatory framework and and whether more should be done to support the growth of smart local energy markets.