Location: Exeter Castle, Castle Street, Exeter, EX4 3PU
Date: 7 March 2019
The presentations from the day can be found below:
- Welcome and introduction – Jodie Giles
- The flexibility of local energy – Ray Arrell
- Baby steps towards local energy – Pete Capener
- Community microgrids – Damon Rand
- The transition from DNO to DSO – Matt Watson
- Creating local energy – Afsheen Rashid
Community energy organisations across the UK have shown that local energy will continue to play a role in our rapidly changing energy system. As we transition to a decentralised energy future, it is important to grasp the opportunities to increase participation and keep up to date with the latest innovations and business models.
This event, held by Western Power Distribution and Regen, provided a forum to continue the collaboration, learning and networking that is fundamental to community energy projects. We looked at the latest intelligence from projects happening on the ground and found out more about the changes in our energy system. We heard from the most advanced communities and learnt about the emerging value from new flexibility markets.
Western Power Distribution were also on hand to update us on the latest innovation projects and the transition to a Distribution System Operator and what this means to community energy organisations.