1 November 2017


Coin Street Neighbourhood Centre, London

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Our energy system is being transformed and communities have the opportunity to get involved now!

This event focused on getting you up to speed and actively engaged in energy network innovation, which can help your communities tackle social and environmental challenges. Distribution Network Operators (DNOs) from England, Wales and Scotland were on hand to help delegates learn about new smart technologies and the innovation trials already underway in communities across the country.

They ran participatory workshops on storage, local supply, demand side response, engagement and others.  Communities who have been involved in innovation trials shared their motivations, experience and lessons learnt and delegates also learnt about policy and regulatory challenges on the road to a smart and flexible energy system, and what is being done to make it easier for communities to get involved.  

Regen ran this event in partnership with the Energy Networks Association (ENA), DNOs and Community Energy England. Partnerships and collaboration are essential for network innovation trials, so this event was key for meeting the people involved, getting inspired and finding some common ground.

At the beginning of 2017 Regen and the ENA produced a guide to explore how DNO's can positively engage local communities in innovation and how communities can get themselves into the best position to grasp the opportunities available, the link to this is below. 



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