Community Energy chief at Scottish Ofgem event

Community Energy Scotland’s Chief Executive Nicholas Gubbins met with Ofgem and Government figures last night as part of the regulator’s listening exercise in Scotland.  The regulator holds an annual meeting in Scotland.

ofgem (orange)Ofgem has a key role in determining energy policy and implementation of regulations which must ultimately benefit consumers.

Gubbins said:

“OFGEM is crucially important to community energy groups in Scotland.  This had a clear opportunity to state the case for revised regulation to ensure that community energy projects are helped to the greatest possible extent.

“We all agree that community energy projects are desirable and beneficial, but some regulatory constraints appropriate to larger commercial projects are having the effect of hampering community energy development.”

He added:

“I highlighted local connection and local supply issues.  Making sure community projects can connect, and can supply power under an appropriate level of licensing are both important messages to get across to Ofgem and government representatives.”

Ofgem’s Dr Stephen Bass is a speaker at the forthcoming Community Energy Conference in Edinburgh 26/27 November and full details can be found at CES



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