Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Community Renewable Energy Workshop

Community Renewable Energy Workshop

Location: Bamburgh Room, King's Road Centre
Time/Date: 14th October 2013, 09:00 - 16:00
Date: 14 October 2013
Time: 9.00 - 16.00
Venue: Bamburgh Room, King's Road Centre

The workshop is free but registration is required.
To register: Please click here.

Lunch and refreshments will be provided
This day long workshop is an opportunity to learn about transformational community energy projects. If you are interested in developing renewable energy projects, reducing the carbon footprint of the place where you live or work, or if your community wants to set a goal to become energy independent, then this workshop is for you.  During the day there will also be opportunities to explore new/collaborative areas of research in community energy.
Delegates will hear from speakers who have played leading roles in transforming their communities through developing cutting edge approaches in renewable energy and reducing carbon emissions.
Speaker biographies:
Peter Vadasz was the mayor of Güssing, a small market town in Austria, for 18 years, turning the economy of the town around through developing renewable power and heating systems, making Güssing arguably the first energy independent town in Europe and creating over 1,000 jobs in the process.
John Hutchison is the independent Chair of the Isle of Eigg Heritage Trust.  The Trust bought the island in June 1997 as a community buy out and formed Eigg Electric Ltd to develop, deliver and manage a renewable powered microgrid for the island, providing for the first time, a reliable electric supply for all islanders.
John Booth, a resident of Eigg and Director of Eigg Electric Ltd, was the project manager for the development and delivery of the renewable powered microgrid on the island and has an on-going role in its operation.  John has done this all in a purely voluntary capacity, spending three years full time during the development and delivery of the scheme.
Garry Charnock is a resident of Ashton Hayes, Cheshire and a local business man.  In 2005 Garry had the idea that Ashton Hayes could become the first carbon neutral village in England.  Supported by the Parish Council and most of the residents and businesses in the village, in the first two years the village achieved a 23% reduction in its carbon emissions mainly through changing behaviours.  Ashton Hayes going carbon neutral is now tackling other opportunities for low carbon energy projects in the village.

No comments:

Post a Comment