Community Energy - Conference of Practitioners

09/11/2020 1.00 - 4.00

The purpose of this ‘conference of practitioners’ is to share learning on practical issues and opportunities arising from emerging post-FiTs business models for community energy groups. We will focus on emerging business models for onshore wind, energy services, domestic roof-top solar, EV chargepoints and heat pumps.

For each of the main business models, there will be a short presentation from a current project setting out pointers for other groups considering a similar model. There will then be time for discussion, with input from a range of practitioners and specialists in that topic area, to allow discussion of business model assumptions, legal issues, typical hurdles and ways of overcoming them. We will also discuss how this type of learning can be shared going forward.

You can choose to attend the whole 3-hour session or specific topics (30-45 minutes each):

• Session 1 (13.00-13.30) – introduction from Emma Bridge at Community Energy England, with update from Bristol Energy Network on onshore wind, project C.H.E.E.S.E. and energy services provision for Bristol City Council

• Session 2 (13.30-14.15) – domestic roof-top solar. Introductory presentations by Chris Stuart-Bennett (Lockleaze Loves Solar) and Gill Fenna (Burneside Community Energy) on pointers for domestic solar projects, followed by practitioner discussion which will include insights from Sonya Bedford (Stephens Scown).

• Session 3 (14.20-15.05) - electric vehicle charge points. Introductory presentations from Catherine Allinson (Nadder Community Energy) and Damian Tow (Brighton Energy Coop) on pointers for EV chargepoint and car club initiatives, followed by practitioner discussion which will include Daniel Heery (Charge My Street) and Sonya Bedford.

• Session 4 (15.10-16.00)– heat pump projects. Introductory presentation by [TBC] on pointers for potential heat pump projects, followed by practitioner discussion, with the speaker plus Toby Costin (CREW), Alex Hartley (CREW/SELCE), Alison Turnbull (Bath and West Community Energy) and Sonya Bedford.

The recording of this event will be shared afterwards. By attending this online event you agree that if you turn your camera on, or speak, you will be included in the recording. You can see recordings of CEE's previous events here.

A link to join the Zoom event will be sent via email 1 hour before the event starts. If you do not receive a link, check your spam / junk folder. If you do not have one 30 minutes before the event starts, please contact CEE.

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