Friday, August 21, 2015

Community Energy South Annual Conference 25th Sept

Community Energy South is delighted to invite you to its third annual conference on 25th September in Lewes, which will explore the future of community-owned renewable energy in the south east.

Whether you are part of an established project generating clean energy for your local area, you are just starting out in the world of community energy, or you just want to find out what it's all about, this event is for you.

Featuring a programme of some of the country's leading community energy experts and policy makers, the conference will examine the challenges that lie ahead for community energy in the south east.

To reserve your space at what will be a truly fantastic and inspirational event, visit

The government is expected to publish its review of the Feed-in Tariff a few weeks before the conference, so the timing makes this a perfect opportunity to hear about the latest developments in the rapid changing policy landscape for renewable energy and, importantly, how it will impact on community energy.

Powering Our Communities is taking place as part of Community Energy Fortnight and will also feature sessions focusing on Community Energy South's core strategy of supply, energy efficiency, energy generation and training.

Speakers for the day include Darshana Ubl, the leading entrepreneur and author; Graham Ayling, Head of Foundation at the Energy Saving Trust; Chris Tomlinson, Development Manager for the E.ON Rampion Wind Farm near Newhaven; Dr. Alister Scott, Chair of the Cuckmere Community Solar Company; and Richard Watson from Energise Sussex Coast and the inspiration behind Big Energy Saving Network in Kent and Sussex.

Additional guest speakers and a full agenda will be announced shortly.

The events during the day are free to attend (including lunch and refreshments) to ensure that as many people as possible can enjoy access to an fantastic range of speakers and community energy experts.

From 7pm - 9pm on the evening of Friday 25th September, Community Energy South will host an evening drinks reception at Pelham House with Jonathon Porritt, Founder Director and Trustee of Forum for the Future, eminent writer and world-renowned broadcaster and commentator on sustainable development.

The reception will also feature insights from Philip Sellwood, Chief Executive of the Energy Saving Trust Group, and Howard Johns, Chair of Ovesco.

The reception is a paid for event and will cost £8 in advance, or £10 on the door, and will include a free drink.

To book your tickets for what promises to be an inspirational evening, visit

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