Community energy webinar series - onward into autumn and winter ...

14 September 2020

We're well in to our monthly series of Innovation Lab webinars on community energy with between 50 and 70 people attending each 90-minute session.

The series began in June and there will be 12 in all with six featuring projects being supported through Next Generation and six other community energy initiatiaves that shine a particular light on the sector. All featured projects are innovative in their own way, and often on a large scale. 

In all cases, the webinars offer the chance to hear in detail about a project's progress, challenges and successes, and give everyone the opportunity to ask questions.

The next webinar is on Monday 28 September (10:30–12:00) and looks at at Low Carbon Hub's smart grid trial, Local Energy Oxfordshire project (LEO). This is one of the most ambitious and wide-ranging smart grid trials ever conducted in the UK, and aims to improve our understanding of how in the transition to a smarter, flexible electricity system households, businesses and communities and maximise the opportunities offered.

Click here to find out more and sign up.

The first webinar in the series was in June and featured Brighton Energy Coop presenting on their Next Generation-funded project that looks at electric vehicle charging as an additional revenue source for large-scale solar. The session was recorded and you can watch it here (1hr 24mins).

Next up was in July and looked at Energy Local who have designed a means for households to act together and reduce their bills by demonstrating they are using local renewable power when it is generated. You can watch this webinar here (1hr 13mins).

And in August we heard from CREW Energy from London about their Next Generation funded heat pump project and their aim to use community ownership of renewable heat to tackle climate change, fuel poverty and air quality through education, outreach, community funding, and the delivery and maintenance of heat networks and renewable heating systems.

The webinars will take place at the rate of one a month from until May 2021. They are free and you can register for a many or as few as you like, but you will need to register in advance. When you register there'll be the opportunity to submit a question or two for general discussion.

Please contact rachel.haycock@cse.org.uk for more details.

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