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

16 Sep 2021

2:00pm - 4:00pm



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


2:00pm - 2:05pmWelcome from the chair - Jodie Jiles, Regen
2:05pm - 2:10pmNorthern Powergrid update and Insight - Anda and Helen
2:10pm - 2:55pmInteractive workshops with local energy experts
2:55pm - 3:00pmTea break
3:00pm - 3:30pmSolar PV on community buildings - Vicky Dunn
3:30pm - 3:35pmSOTS 2021 summary - Prina, Regen
3:35pm - 3:40pmCommunity energy in the North East Study - Jenny Howard-Coles
3:40pm - 3:55pmDiscussion on community energy in our region
3:55pm - 4:00pmFeedback and next steps