15 November 2017


Devonport Guildhall, Plymouth

Delegates joined us for an energy jamboree about social justice and making our energy system work better for us. During the afternoon, we explored how our energy system is changing and the opportunities for communities to innovate and collaborate with network operators.

In the evening, leading community energy group, Plymouth Energy Community unveiled ‘Cold Realities’, a hard-hitting photo exhibition commissioned to shine a spotlight on the impact of fuel poverty. Delegates enjoyed some wine and settled in to hear inspirational speakers Howard Johns, Gideon Mendel, Luke Pollard MP and Alistair Macpherson talk about fuel poverty, climate change, social economy, and taking local action.

This was a free event organised by PEC, Regen, WPD and is part of Plymouth Social Enterprise Festival.

Download agenda here

Please find the presentations below:

Smart and flexible energy network innovation for communities

Local supply and storage

Community energy innovation (stories from the front line)

'Cold Realities' photo exhibition by Fotonow

Evening speakers 


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