Smart Energy Marketplace 2017Smart Energy Marketplace 2017 Smart Energy Marketplace; a unique showcase of the emerging smart, decentralised energy system of the future – a radical shift in the way we power our lives that is creating huge opportunities. The largest energy event in the south west. This year Smart Energy Marketplace now in its second year, is the new name for the hugely successful Renewable Energy Marketplace which featured over 80 exhibitors and attracted over 1,000 delegates. Booking for this event is now closed. Event OverviewVisitExhibitConferenceTalksSponsorsLocationBookDirectory Tom Parkinson Tom Parkinson Director, Energy Local Tom is a solicitor who helped with the 2011 launch of Co-operative Energy, for whom he continues to work as a consultant. Tom joined the Board of Westmill Solar Co-operative in 2013 and became Chair in 2016. Inspired by Westmill members’ desire to buy the electricity generated by the site, he co-founded Energy Local in November 2013. Energy Local is a social enterprise enabling local communities to ‘pool’ consumers’ electricity demand with local renewable generation. After a successful trial in Oxfordshire, an Energy Local ‘club’ was formally established in Bethesda, North Wales in late 2016, the pioneer for a nationwide network of similar clubs.