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WEETF: Next steps for local and community energy in the UK

Date of event 29 January 2021

Time 08:30 - 13:00

Location Online

Next steps for local and community energy in the UK – project development, market growth, infrastructure, and the contribution to a clean economic recovery

This online event will examine developments in local energy and the policy surrounding it – including how local generation and supply fits into major wider developments in energy policy.
The agenda will cover:

  • Priorities for local and community energy projects – support, expansion, and policy to reduce barriers
  • Developing smart and local energy systems – latest progress on flagship projects across the UK
  • Overcoming commercial challenges for local projects – opportunities presented by the Local Electricity Bill, designing effective strategies, building partnerships, and updating the local supplier license regime
  • Community energy project development and the contribution to locally-led economic growth and recovery
    • Rolling out energy efficiency modernisation, overcoming physical installation challenges, and the impact of the Green Homes Grant
    • Best practice for supporting and investing in local and community energy projects in the UK
    • Scaling up public partnerships and the delivery of local clean capacity – supporting local developers, the supply of local power, and reducing consumer costs
  • Infrastructure that meets the needs of local energy systems – flexibility, adding distributed resources, and closer integration with local networks
  • Routes to market for community energy – reducing barriers, innovation in tariffs, and achieving competitive rates of return
  • Regulatory reform – options for a whole-systems approach that supports local and community engagement
  • Policy priorities for expanding local and community energy projects in the UK – market incentives, funding for innovative schemes, and supporting the local net-zero transition

Gemserv’s Head of Market Solutions (Energy), Graeme Forbes will be presenting at this online event. Graeme will take the keynote slot covering “Regulatory reform – options for a whole-systems approach that supports local and community engagement”.

How to Register

If you would like to find out more or register for this event, please visit the Westminster Energy, Environment & Transport Forum (WEETF) website:

Speakers

Graeme Forbes

Head of Market Solutions (Energy)

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