Regional Conference (North West)

19/06/2024 11:00 - 15:00
The Quaker Meeting House, 22 School Lane, Liverpool, L1 3BT

Join us for our second regional conference of 2024, supported by SP Energy Networks. The event will a lively gathering of like-minded individuals passionate about community energy. This in-person event will take place on Wednesday 19 June 2024 at 11:00 AM.

We are excited to host this event in collaboration with SP Energy Networks at the Quaker Meeting House, in Liverpool City Centre.

Throughout the day, there will be various engaging sessions taking place, covering a wide range of capacity building topics relevant to our our sector. Expect interactive workshops focused on strengthening community energy groups and networking opportunities that will help you build valuable connections.

Agenda is as follows (more details will be available soon):

10:30 Registration and refreshments

11:00 Welcome and Introductions from CEE and SP Energy Networks

11:30 Choose one of two interactive sessions: 

  • Session One: Panel Discussion: How do you grow your ambition? A discussion and Q&A session on scaling up your community energy projects

Panel Speakers include: Jonathan Atkinson - Carbon Coop, David Mason - Dane Valley Community Energy and Andy Pinches - Rossendale Energy Valley.

  • Session Two: Raising Finance (workshop hosted by Ethex)

12:30 Lunch and Networking in the exhibition 

13:30 SP Energy Networks mini sessions:

Session Three: SP Energy Networks: How to get connected (30 mins)

This session will cover:

  • Community Energy Strategy- Introductions to the new Community Energy Team and the work that we are doing to help guide our Community Groups through their projects
  • Understanding how the connections process works- Main points of contacts, types of quotations that are available, the journey of the process
  • Strategic Optimisers- Their role and the work that they are doing with Local Authorities
  • Information that SPEN have available- Tools and information available for self-serve.

Session Four:  SP Energy Networks: Flexibility (30 mins)

This session will cover:

  • DFES- An update on SPEN's Distribution Future Energy Scenarios (DFES) publication
  • Flexibility Services Tenders- An update on our Flexibility Services Tenders and our DSO style Innovation Projects
  • Whole Systems approach- Examples of the Whole Systems approach they are taking to help facilitate net zero.

 14:30 Networking and refreshments (Exhibition open until 15:30)

Book your place here.