Where: Fazeley Studios, Birmingham

When: 1 March, 10:30 - 15:00

Cost: Free

As our energy system changes, there are more opportunities for communities and local energy stakeholders to think beyond generation, and get involved in shaping the future system to make it more democratic, decentralised and decarbonised. This will require greater collaboration between communities, businesses and our distribution network operators (DNOs). Western Power Distribution (WPD) and Regen invite you to join us for this latest series of interactive events exploring:

  • what the shift from DNO to distribution system operator (DSO) means to you
  • how we can best work together to achieve a more democratic system
  • the latest WPD innovation projects and how you can get involved
  • the learning from inspirational and innovative community energy projects
  • local energy market platforms – what they might look like and how you can help shape them

These events will bring you up to date with the most recent innovation projects, and will include inspiring speakers, and an interactive workshop to help you shape how we work together in the future. If you have a specific innovation project idea you’d like to discuss, you can also book a surgery slot with a WPD innovation engineer to get their input.

This event is aimed at community energy groups, local authorities, academics, and local energy stakeholders who are interested in creating a better energy system.