October 23, 2013
Generate and supply
While harnessing the purchasing power of consumers may generate some savings from our energy bills, cutting the big energy companies out altogether sounds like a much better idea. Community owned renewable energy projects generally sell on their electricity to energy companies who then sell it back to householders. But what if communities took that extra step and became both generator and supplier their own electricity. This will be a big theme of next month Community Energy Scotland’s conference.
Conference in two weeks!
The full programme for Scotland’s Community Energy Conference was released yesterday (22nd October). With just two weeks to go before the event commences in Glasgow on Tuesday 5th November, the line up and sessions have been tweaked and are now finalised.
Steven Watson, Corporate Manager for Community Energy Scotland said ‘I am delighted by the range of speakers who are coming to Glasgow to contribute. We have input from over thirty speakers this year, covering all the hot energy topics including storage, generation and community involvement.
In addition to the summary programme, Community Energy Scotland’s Policy and Innovation manager Felix Wight has produced a Day One – Programme Detail Felix said ‘We are providing some more detailed information so that all participants have a head start and ensure we maximise the benefits of the event.’ The first day will conclude with a reception and dinner at the nearby Glasgow Hilton Grosvenor Hotel.
The Day Two Programme (Wednesday 6th November) is also finalised and highlights include a presentation on Scotland’s first solar meadow, and on funding through the Industrial and provident Society route, which is proving a successful method of achieving wider community ownership.
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