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Castle Green Hotel

Castle Green Lane

Kendal

LA9 6RG

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The electricity distribution network in Cumbria is changing to meet the needs of a low-carbon future, and you’re invited to hear more and share your feedback and priorities for future investment with Electricity North West.

This interactive workshop is particularly relevant to:

  • Organisations supporting vulnerable customers (e.g. physical and mental health charities, flood action groups, those living in fuel poverty)

  • Businesses

  • Community and sustainability groups

  • Local authorities

  • Anyone with an interest or stake in how the electricity distribution network is being managed and transformed

You’ll hear from senior directors at Electricity North West about the electricity distribution network in Cumbria and why your views are crucial in shaping how the network will change, to support a low-carbon future. Your feedback will help guide investment across the region.

You’ll also hear how Electricity North West is making the distribution network more resilient to storms in Cumbria, and improving the landscape by moving some overhead electricity lines underground.

More than ever, households, businesses and community groups are generating more of their own energy and participating in energy markets through renewables like solar PV, hydro schemes, battery storage and ownership of electric vehicles. You’ll hear how the distribution network is transforming to meet these new demands, so that people can share the rewards of these changes.

There’s also a chance to visit a range of stands during the breaks to find out more about:

  • Community and local energy

  • New connections to the electricity network

  • Electricity North West customer service and support for vulnerable customers

  • Cumbria Action for Sustainability

  • Lake District National Park

The workshop is organised in partnership with Cumbria Action for Sustainability.

Agenda

12.30-1.30pm Lunch, networking and stands

1.30pm Welcome & introduction to the workshop

Introduction to Electricity North West by Martin Deehan, Operations Director (North)
Who we serve; our changing role; why engagement is important to us; business plan commitments.

Electricity North West in Cumbria by Jonathan Booth, Head of Asset Management, and local managers
Providing connections; how we serve the county; investment including storm resilience and undergrounding of cables.

Round-the-table discussion, led by Jonathan Booth
Your views on what you’ve heard so far & anything missing that’s important to you.

Break

Shaping future priorities by Paul Auckland, Head of Regulation
The next price control; shaping our plan.

Round-the-table discussion, led by Paul Auckland
Your priorities for Electricity North West in Cumbria.

Q&A

4.30pm Finish, networking and stands


Travel to the venue

Transport can be provided from Kendal town centre for those arriving into the town by bus or train, and also from Oxenholme train station, with return transport to these locations at the end of the event.

We’ll also aim to arrange lift sharing among attendees making similar journeys.

Please indicate on the booking form if you’d like to take up either of these options.


Support with transport costs

If you are on a low income and would struggle with the cost of travelling to Kendal for this event, Electricity North West will pay your transport costs. There’s more information about this on the booking confirmation email. If you need to discuss this with us before booking, please email gemma@cafs.org.uk or call 01768 210276.


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Don’t miss your opportunity to contribute to the transformation of the electricity network in Cumbria. Book your free place now.

Additional event option

Low Carbon Lake District - Celebrating a decade of tackling climate change & planning for the future

Immediately after the Electricity North West event, join the Lake District National Park Partnership in celebrating the tenth anniversary of the Low Carbon Lake District initiative. This programme has brought about real changes in the area’s carbon footprint. There’s lots to celebrate but huge challenges ahead.

The Partnership invites you to come and hear about what’s been achieved and help drive future actions to reduce emissions in the Lake District.

The event is supported by Electricity North West.

Please search 'Low Carbon Lake District' on Eventbrite.


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