Community Energy Forum – Local energy: Paving the way to net zero

16 Sep 2021

02:00pm - 04:00pm



This online forum is for community energy practitioners, climate action groups and local energy stakeholders in Northern Powergrid’s region.

At our latest community energy forum, we’ll focus on local energy business models which can help tackle our climate emergency. Northern Powergrid will update us on their next business plan, how they are supporting community decarbonisation and some options available to connect to their network.

You’ll get the chance to talk to Northern Powergrid’s team, and local energy experts about their projects, and discuss projects that interest you in virtual breakout rooms. These will cover community microgrids (community owned networks for sharing locally generated energy), local supply, community EV charging and policy and regulation.



Anda Baumerte

Sustainability Manager Northern Powergrid


Helen Priestley

Stakeholder Manager, Northern Powergrid


02:00pm - 02:05pm Welcome from the chair - Jodie Jiles, Regen
02:05pm - 02:10pm Northern Powergrid update and Insight - Anda and Helen
02:10pm - 02:55pm Interactive workshops with local energy experts
02:55pm - 03:00pm Tea break
03:00pm - 03:30pm Solar PV on community buildings - Vicky Dunn
03:30pm - 03:35pm SOTS 2021 summary - Prina, Regen
03:35pm - 03:40pm Community energy in the North East Study - Jenny Howard-Coles
03:40pm - 03:55pm Discussion on community energy in our region
03:55pm - 04:00pm Feedback and next steps