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Community Energy Conference

National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham 2014, Saturday 13th September

The Co-operative Energy Community Energy Conference 2014

The Co-operative Energy

Saturday, 13 September 2014 from 09:00 to 18:00 (BST)


Birmingham, United Kingdom

Spaces are limited, so sign up at a reduced rate here:


Event Details

Following the success of last year's event, Co-operative Energy is pleased to be hosting its second community energy conference. 

Contributing to the national energy mix, community energy schemes continue to make important advances within the UK.  The number of community energy projects has grown to more than 5,000 in the last five years with new projects coming on-board every day.

From collective switching schemes helping people buy energy more cheaply, to community-owned wind farms generating local jobs and revenue, from neighbourhoods joining forces to buy energy or insulate their homes to community advice schemes helping consumers save energy and money, community energy projects come in many shapes and sizes. These projects are not only helping to improve the local environment, but by bringing people together are making renewable energy more accessible and affordable.

The conference has been designed to cater for everyone from the complete beginner in Community Energy to the seasoned practitioner. We want everyone who attends to walk away with new knowledge, new contacts and new ideas

The day will comprise of a number of guest speakers discussing key areas surrounding Community Energy, along with a number of interactive workshops which will coincide with these subject areas. There will also be a variety of interactive activities to participate in, along with a host of networking opportunities where you can discuss the day's activities amongst the guest speakers and other like-minded delegates.



Local Energy Markets & License Lite

Cornwall Energy

Energy Local

Community Finance

Gen Community

Pure Leapfrog

Starting Up (extended sessions for beginners in Community Energy)


Pure Leapfrog

Policy & Changes To Come

Community Energy Coalition

Professionalising Community Energy

Community Energy England


A European Angle On Community Energy

Speaker TBC


Chris Matthews (Independent Speaker)

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