The Local Energy Challenge Fund is holding its first showcase event, where you can hear from current and completed projects.
The event will focus on how the Challenge Fund projects can be part of Scotland’s energy future - how can we overcome the challenges facing the sector to deliver profitable local energy projects? Challenge Fund projects show a local energy economy approach linking energy generation to energy use. This includes projects looking to develop innovative energy distribution and storage solutions that have an overall aim of creating more local value and benefit.
In the first part of the day you will hear a brief overview from each of the 8 live project teams that are currently supported by the Challenge Fund.
Lunch time will kick off at 12:30 with complimentary lunch and informal opportunity for you to meet the project teams, ask questions and see some of the innovative equipment and software used in the projects in an exhibition-like set up.
For the afternoon session we are delighted to be joined by Sue Kearns, Head of Energy at Scottish Government, who will outline what the Scottish Government’s take on Scotland’s energy future is. This will be followed up with a talk by Jennifer Ramsay, Local Energy Challenge Fund manager, on varying perspectives on local energy and the challenges faced by the sector, and how we can learn from the Challenge Fund projects. Last but not least the project team of the EASTHEAT project will provide insight into their innovative project which uses the ‘handwarmer technology’ to store heat - a very innovative approach and a talk that shall not be missed!
We want to hear your thoughts and concerns, on local energy as a concept, and specifically on the opportunities for Scottish Government support and in the Scottish Government’s Energy Strategy. If you would like to arrange an individual meeting with one of the attending project managers this can be accommodated, please get in touch if you would like to arrange for this.
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This will be popular event, so register your interest now! We look forward to seeing you there.