Initial line-up announced for Community Energy Conference

Scotland’s Community Energy Conference 2014 will feature a wide range of speakers, covering the technical, community and international aspects of community energy.  The organiser of the event has confirmed that speakers at this year’s event in Edinburgh on 26th and 27th November will include Scottish Energy Minister, Fergus Ewing MSP, and Chris Stark, Head of Electricity and Deputy Director Energy and Climate Change at the Scottish Government.

Technical speakers confirmed for the first day include Andrew Bissell from Sunamp and Nigel Holmes from the Scottish Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association.

Community speakers will include representatives from Gigha and the Orkney Islands who will update the conference on their local energy economy projects.

gigha-dr-colin-5Also appearing will be Dave Hollings from the Co-operative and Mutual Solutions, representatives from both Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE) and the unitary authorities Comhairle nan Eilean Siar and Highland Council.

The second day will have an added international component including content around Community Energy in International Development, and community energy projects in Europe, including Community Energy Scotland’s work in Malawi, and as part of the Northern Periphery and Intelligent Energy Europe projects. Joanna Keating, Head of International Development, Scottish Government, has confirmed as a speaker.

Conference organiser Steven Watson said:

“The line up announced is already impressive, and additional speakers and topics will be added as some final invitations are still to be confirmed.”

A conference dinner at the venue, the Edinburgh Capital Hotel, will take place on 26th November, and Community Energy Scotland’s AGM is scheduled for the same day. There is an exhibition with a presence from a range of suppliers and professional services firms, plus ample opportunity to network in a very conducive and accessible conference venue.

To book your Delegate place, or check out our Sponsorship and Exhibitor packages, please visit the Community Energy website. 

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