Community Energy - Life After FiTs


As we entered the post FiTs paradigm CEE, Coop Energy and Leapfrog organised an event to explore the new ideas, technologies and business models which will be part of the future of community energy.

This event posed challenging questions and cutting edge concepts from some of the most experienced professionals in the energy system.

Presentations from the day can be found here

You can find biographies of some of the speakers here

The agenda was as follows...

12.30     Lunch and registration

13.00     Afsheen Rashid - Chair, Community Energy England


13.05     David Bird – CEO, Co-op Energy

How Co-op Energy are continuing to support community energy through their new Community Power tariff

13.20     Chaitanya Kumar - Senior Policy Advisor, Green Alliance

Policy landscape for small scale generation, new economic opportunities and the Community Energy Manifesto.

13.35     Maxine Narburgh - Regional Hub Manager - Greater South East Energy Hub

The Local Energy Hubs

13.50     Léonie Greene - Head of External Affairs, The Solar Trade Association

Opportunities for communities?

14.05     Dan Starman - Lead Consultant, Pixie Energy

The concept and business models of meter splitting

14.20     Q&A

14.40     Break

15.10     Andrew Morton - Energy Systems Manager, Local Energy Scotland

Post FiTs viability modelling (read the report here)

15.25     Barbara Hammond, CEO & Adriano Figueiredo, Operation Director -  Low Carbon Hub

Project LEO:  making energy in Oxfordshire that is good for people as well as the planet

15.40     Ollie Pendered - CEO, Community Energy South

Developing partnerships that help scale community energy

15.55     Claire Hanratty - CEO, Pure Leapfrog & Louisa Cilenti - Partner, Lux Nova Partners

Leapfrog Launchpad + Intentional Impact

16.05     Mike Smyth - Chair, Energy4All

What works practically now, buying private assets and share offer alternatives

16.20     Kayla Ente - CEO, BHESCo

Community Owned Heat Networks

16.35     Q&A

16.55     Emma Bridge, Chief Executive, Community Energy England


17.00     Drinks and networking

17.45     Ends