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Smart Rural – Solutions and Challenges: Local Energy Generation & Storage – 8/10/19


8 October


09:00 – 13:00


University Centre Shrewsbury, The Guildhall, Frankwell Quay, Shrewsbury, SY3 8HQ


University Centre Shrewsbury

The Event

After the success of our first Smart Rural Event, we have a second one planned for October. This time the focus will be on energy solutions, fuel poverty and behavioural change. Please find the agenda below: 9:00am: Coffee and tea 9:20am: Professor Julieanna Powell-Turner – Welcome to CREST at UCS 9:30am: Simon Ross, Marches Energy Agency – Fuel Poverty in Shropshire – a Hidden Challenge Simon will focus on the size of the problem, the lived experience of householders now, opportunities for additional work and difficulties, especially in rural homes, of addressing this 9:50am: Tim Yair, Marches LEP – From Strategy to Delivery In July, the Marches LEP and its three partner councils (Herefordshire, Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin) published an Energy Strategy for the area. The first question to answer is how to take the aspirations of the strategy and mould these in order to develop an achievable action plan! 10:10am: Q&A 10:30am: Break 11:00am: John Halle, Sharenergy – Community Energy Generation Schemes 11:20am: Mark Thompson, AceOn – Energy Storage and Management 11:40am: Grant Brackley, Northern Industrial Battery Services – Battery Storage: A Panacea? 12:00 midday: Matthew Rhodes, Energy Capital West Midlands – A regional approach to clean energy innovation that works for both rural and urban areas Matthew will talk about the potential role of local government in accelerating activity in smart energy. To enable local authorities to raise the pace of change nationally, he will explain the attempts being made to put new planning and funding mechanisms in place. 12:30pm: Q&A 12:55pm: Professor Julieanna Powell-Turner – Close 1:00pm: Lunch Some titles are subject to change. This is a fully funded event open to SME’s based in Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin. People who should attend:
  • Construction companies
  • Architects
  • Academics
  • Local Authorities
  • Policy makers
  • Environmental regulators
  • Funders
  • Consultants
  • Energy companies
  • Surveyors

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