Community energy webinar series - People Powered Retrofit ...

9 October 2020

The next in our monthly series of Innovation Lab webinars on community energy is on Thursday, 29 October (10.30-12.00) and features Carbon Co-op's successful People Powered Retrofit pilot. Co-founder Jonathan Atkinson we offer insights into disseminating the findings and the pros and cons of replication of this kind of retrofit scheme.

Click here to find out more and to sign up.

Our 90-minute seminars are proving popular and we expect tickets for this one to be especially in demand. There are only 100 tickets available (as that’s all our Zoom account allows) so early booking is recommended; and if you book and subsequently find you can't attend, please cancel so that someone else can take your place.

The series began in June and will run through to next summer. 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 first webinar in the series was in June and featured Brighton Energy Coop and their 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. You can watch this webinar here (1hr 34mins).

And on 28 September we heard about Low Carbon Hub's smart grid trial, Local Energy Oxfordshire project (LEO), an ambitious and wide-ranging smart grid trial that aims to improve our understanding of how households, businesses and communities and maximise the opportunities offered in the transition to a smarter, flexible electricity system. Click here to watch the video of the webinar (1hr 27mins).

The webinars 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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