10 November 2016, 12.30-17.00

Fazeley Studios, Birmingham

An event to help you embrace innovative models like local supply, adapt to policy changes, and connect to the grid.

The policy landscape for communities has changed significantly under the new government. This Regen Communities event helped groups to evaluate new business models and funding options, as well as understand how connections are a key element of renewable energy developments and the huge impact and opportunities they can present. We aimed to help groups understand how to navigate grid issues, find out how they can work together with Western Power Distribution (WPD) to secure a grid connection and what the innovative options are if there is currently no affordable capacity. It's about finding solutions and getting inspired to think outside the box.

Sessions included:

  • Funding options and new business models
  • Innovative solutions to grid constraints including smart technologies
  • Local supply options
  • Changing government policy
  • How the electricity network works and a guide to getting connected.

The event was free of charge for community energy groups, local authorities and Regen members, and £125 + VAT at 20 percent for anyone else, this event was supported by WPD.

Download the agenda HERE

Download the presentations here:

Olly Frankland, project manager - communities, Regen SW

Alison Sleightholm, regulation manager, Western Power Distribution

Tamar Bourne, senior project manager, Regen SW

Emma Woods, energy systems consultant, Good Energy

Booking for this event has now closed.