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National Grid: Net Zero Communities Forum

Trent Basin Solar

Queens Walk Community Centre
Queens Walk
The Meadows

Friday 14 July 
12:30pm- 4:30pm 

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This exciting forum is for anyone interested in supporting their local community through low carbon energy projects. Whether you’re from a community organisation, local authority, parish council, small business, or another interested party, this is a unique opportunity to network and collaborate with a group of people all working towards a greener, fairer future.

From the forum you can expect:
• Plenty of time to network and talk to people doing inspiring work in this space
• Short talks from community energy experts, with time to ask questions
• Breakout groups to discuss the topics most important to you



12:30 Lunch and networking 

13:20 Welcome from Regen and National Grid 

Prina Sumaria, Local Energy Coordinator, Regen 

Faithful Chanda, Community Energy Engineer, National Grid 

13:30 Developing community-owned solar and expanding your community’s ambition 

Steve Martin, Director, Derbyshire Dales Community Energy 

13:50 Innovation workshop – understanding the ambitions of your community, and exploring barriers and enablers to reach your goals  

 Led by National Grid’s innovation team 

14:45 Supporting the installation of solar PV on schools in areas of high economic deprivation  

Eleanor Patey, Social Obligations Officer, National Grid 

15:00 Tea break 

15:20 Piloting a rural electric car club: key lessons from an innovative business model 

Ben Dodd, Director, Green Fox Community Energy Co-operative 

15:40 Breakout groups  

Topics to be chosen by participants on the day. These could include topics such as funding and financing, energy efficiency, innovation, local supply models or collaborating with local authorities.  

16:20 Close and feedback 

16:30 Networking 

17:30   End 


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14th July 2023
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm


Queens Walk Community Centre, Queens Walk, The Meadows, Nottingham, NG2 2DF
Queens Walk Community Centre
Nottingham, NG2 2DF

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