25 November, Bath 2015
Conference: pathways to parity
This is a fantastic opportunity for communities to network with the industry and explore new business models. See below for booking details.
As the sector faces up to dramatic policy changes Renewable Futures will bring together industry leaders with communities to explore new technologies and emerging business models, so that renewables can become the subsidy free backbone of our electricity system.
The community energy sector faces complex regulatory pressures. Along with the rest of the renewable energy sector, it has been hit by policy changes affecting on-shore wind, Levy Exemption Certificates (LECs) and challenges from the Financial Conduct Authority (FAC) about how community energy organisations are incorporated. Without the guarantee of subsidies for a given scheme (pre accreditation), raising finance from share offers and loans will be more difficult. At the same time, regulations introduced by the government to support the sector, like tax relief and shared ownership, have created increased interest in community energy from finance providers, and commercial developers.
In these uncertain times, this event will explore opportunities for communities and renewable energy developers to collaborate. We need to demonstrate the local economic and environmental importance of community energy as well as prove the social impacts. There are opportunities that we can develop around energy supply, storage, demand management and greater links between energy efficiency and renewable energy.
Flexibility remains a key component of this emerging industry, and partnerships, creativity and innovation are essential. Now, more than ever, we need to work together to explore new business models for a successful economy, jobs and thriving local communities.
At Renewable Futures on 25 November in Bath we will cover:
• Renewables in a post subsidy world
• New technologies and business models
• The role of storage
• New local supply models
• Meeting the challenge of Paris: the role of renewables
• New investment opportunities
Hear from industry leaders:
• Jan-Wilhelm Bode, CEO, Mongoose Energy
• Simon Daniels, CEO, Moixa
• Jeff Hardy, head of future consumers and sustainability, Ofgem
• Andrew Mack, head of strategy, OVO
• Nicola Walters, CEO, Primrose Solar
Community Energy Groups in Regen’s network are invited to book discounted tickets for just £25 + VAT [reduced from £245+ VAT]. To register please email firstname.lastname@example.org or book online here using the code ‘communitydiscount’.
There will also be an exhibition of over 35 renewable energy and energy efficiency companies from across the south west for you to meet.
The Green Energy Awards will take place again in the evening and we are delighted that community groups and individuals: Low Carbon Gordano, TRESOC, Devon County Council, Dorset Community Energy and champions, Doug Eltham have been shortlisted for an award. To see all nominations read more here.
Project manager – communities
‘Delivering sustainable energy’
T: 01392 494 399 | W: www.regensw.co.uk | E: email@example.com
We will be part of the South West’s biggest energy event on 21st April 2015. Westpoint Exeter 10:00 to 16:00.
Say hello to us in the Communities Zone.
New this year is the chance to enter the Renewable Energy Bake Off and a chance to win £100. Download the flyer here.
If you’d like to come to the event visit http://www.regensw.co.uk/renewable-energy-marketplace/ . Click the Book Now link.
- Enter the discount code ‘ExhibitorGuest’ to receive a 20% discount off price of an exhibition or conference ticket.
- Enter the discount code ‘Conferencecommunity’ to receive 50% off conference ticket(s).