CEC 16 agenda

9.30        Registration

10:15     Welcome and “The need for new approaches”; Ramsay Dunning, Managing Director, Co-operative Energy 

10:30     “The state of Community Energy in the UK”; Emma Bridge, Chief Executive, Community Energy England 

10.45     “Storage opportunities for community energy”; Joe Warren, Managing Director, Powervault 

11.00     “Shifting demand to progress Local Energy - a community endeavour” Mary Gillie, Director, Energy Local 

11.15     Q&A

11.30     Break

12.00     Workshops:

Bringing community energy to the retail market

Working with the FCA and Companies House

Community Energy and Local Authorities – working better together

Lobbying for Change

Mark Billsborough, Co-operative Energy)

Jon Halle, Sharenergy & Small Wind Co-op

Malcolm Lynch, Wrigleys

James Wright, Co-operatives UK

Dan Nicholls, Cornwall Council

Mairi Brookes, Oxford City Council

Kathy Smyth, Community Energy England

Robert Proctor, Community Energy Wales

12:45     Networking lunch

13.45     “Rising to challenges - The German experience "; Dr Andreas Wieg, Head of the German Office for Energy Cooperatives, German Cooperative and Raiffeisen Confederation 

14:15     Workshops:

Tackling fuel poverty and community-led energy efficiency

Financing community energy

Why Europe still matters

Community and local heat

Kayla Ente, Brighton & Hove Energy Services Co-op

Richard Watson, Energise Sussex Coast

Lisa Ashford, Ethex

Jake Burnyeat, Communities for Renewables

Siward Zomer, REScoop and De Windvogel

Josh Roberts, Client Earth

Mike Smyth, Springbok Sustainable Wood Heat Coop

Tim Crook, RegenSW

15.00     Break

15:30     (Question Time style panel discussion:)“What will community energy look like in 2020”

Chair, Afsheen Rashid, Repowering London 

Dan Nicholls, Cornwall Council 

Mike Smyth, Chair, Energy4All 

16.30     Close