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DECC Community Heat Conference – 10/3/15


10 March 2015


09:30 – 16:00


Birmingham Town Hall, Victoria Square, Birmingham, B3 3DQ.



The event

A free event for the public sector and community groups in England and Wales on developing, small scale local community heat projects, using heat pumps, biomass and community heat networks. The conference will report on progress on The UK’s first Community Energy Strategy including: The Forestry Commission’s new Community biomass guidance – which includes: wood as a fuel, wood-fuel supply chains and funding opportunities.  There will be an update on next steps on the development of community heat toolkit and presentations on notable case studies and raising finance. The conference will offer:

  • sessions on finding finance and break-out working groups on the community toolkit
  • networking for those interested in developing community heat projects
  • information on process, technical issues, finance and technologies
  • information on the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI), Rural and Urban Community Energy Funds (England) and ‘Ynni Fro’ Welsh Government support programme for community energy
  • advice on assessing local wood-fuel supply chains.
Presentations by:

  DECC Minister, Amber Rudd MP (Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State) ; Ian Manders (Danish Trade Council) on Danish community heat networks;  Simon Woodward, the Chair of UKDEA on the structure and components of heat projects; Matthew Woodcock from The Forestry Commission on community biomass and community heat case studies from England and Wales. The event will be chaired by Community Energy England’s CEO, Emma Bridge.

Booking and further information

To register, visit RegenSW’s website. Please contact Rachel Hayes if you have any questions.

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