Thursday 7 March
Online – Zoom
This online forum, run as part of our work with National Grid to support the community energy sector, is an open event for all individuals, local authorities, and groups involved or interested in helping achieve net zero within their local area.
This first session of the year will focus on both the world of energy markets and connecting to the grid, including:
- A focus on the potential changes being brought through by the Review of Energy Market Arrangements (REMA) process, and their relevance to community energy groups.
- Local energy markets and how communities can get involved in them.
- A session on connecting to the grid with Kester Jones, Head of Connections at National Grid Energy Distribution
- Plenty of time for questions and answers with all of the experts involved in the session.
Check out the full agenda:
14:00 Welcome from the chair and National Grid
Poppy Maltby, head of cities and regions, Regen (chair)
Faithful Chanda, community energy engineer, National Grid
14:05 The Review of Electricity Market Arrangements and what it means for community energy
Ellie Brundrett, net zero project manager, Regen
14:20 Challenges and opportunities in local energy markets
Dr Jeff Hardy, director, Sustainable Energy Futures
14:35 Energy markets Q&A session
15:00 Connecting to the network: A connections session with Kester Jones (NGED Head of Connections)
Kester Jones, head of connections, National Grid
15:10 Connections Q&A session
15:30 National Grid innovation update
This event is open to any individual regardless of their level of experience in the sector. We recognize the range of organisations and groups interested in the net zero transition and therefore endeavor to make all of our sessions accessible to everyone.