The Future of Local Energy - Exeter

07/03/2019 12.00-5.00pm

This event, held by Western Power Distribution, Regen and Community Energy England, will provide a forum to continue the collaboration, learning and networking that is fundamental to community energy projects. We will look at the latest intelligence from projects happening on the ground and find out more about the changes in our energy system. We will hear from the most advanced communities and learn about the emerging value from new flexibility markets.

Western Power Distribution will also be on hand to update us on the latest innovation projects and the transition to a Distribution System Operator and what this will mean to community energy organisations. They will also provide feedback on their recent consultation, asking community groups how they wish to participate in this fundamental shift.

The agenda is as follows.

12.00 Registration, lunch and networking
13.00 Welcome - Jodie Giles, senior project manager – communities, Regen
13.20 The flexibility in local energy - Ray Arrell, senior project manager, Regen
13.40 Steps towards local energy 0 Pete Capener, co-founder and managing director, Bath and West Community Energy
14.00 Community microgrids - Damon Rand, co-founder and head of product development, Clean Energy Prospector
14.20 Refreshment break
14.50 Transition from Distribution Network Operator (DNO) to Distribution System Operator (DSO) - Matt Watson, innovation and low carbon networks engineer, Western Power Distribution
15.10 Peer to Peer trading, blockchain and gardening - Afsheen Rashid, co-founder and director, Repowering London
15.30 Interactive workshop sessions Four sessions, each lasting 20 minutes then rotate: Flexibility Post Feed-in-Tariffs projects Local Supply Exchange ideas
16.50 Workshop feedback and closing comment - Jodie Giles, senior project manager – communities, Regen
17.00 Close

Location: Exeter Castle, Castle Street, Exeter, EX4 3PU

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