Hi folks,

If you’re interested to find out more about community energy, and the challenges that more renewables pose to our grid infrastructure, come along to the inaugural talk in the POWER TO THE PEOPLE series in Brighton, organised by our friends at Community Energy South.

STEVE HALSEY will be speaking on: “KEEPING THE LIGHTS ON: OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES IN A MORE RENEWABLE WORLD”. Steve is one of the top energy engineers at UK Power Networks who, among other things, was responsible for ensuring the power stayed on during the Olympics. Come and hear about the challenges involved in gearing up our regional power network to cope with ever increasing power demand and the expansion of wind, solar and other renewable energy sources.

FIONA BOOTH, who is in charge of the Rural Community Energy Fund at DECC, will follow up to describe “The UK Government’s efforts to support Community Energy”.

The talk is hosted by the Brighthelm Centre, North Road, Brighton BN11YD (just 5 minutes from Brighton Station). Informal networking (with drinks and canapés ) begin at 7.00pm. The talk runs from 7.30pm-9.00pm, with time for further networking afterwards.

It will be a great opportunity to meet community energy enthusiasts and experts from across the South.

Tickets cost £5 on the door (£3 concessions). To book your place, fill in the online form at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/powertothepeopletalk

Community Energy South is umbrella group of organisations who have come together in order to promote the development of Community Energy projects in the South of England. For more information, see: http://communityenergysouth.org.uk/ or follow us on Twitter using #communityenergysouth




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