All-Energy Community Energy Seminar Theatre

Local Energy Scotland is pleased to be playing a part at the All-Energy Exhibition and Conference in Aberdeen this 21 and 22 May.


 We will be chairing and contributing to the first community energy session in the main conference - 11am in Room 18 on Wednesday 21st 


For the duration of Thursday 22nd, a community energy seminar theatre will be focusing on the community energy movement - the issues, the benefits, and the successes.

Please see the programme below, and drop in for a talk if you can. Remember you can always tweet us @localenergysco if you would like more information! 

(p.s. you can pop in and out of the seminar theatre)


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The Basics


Introduction to Community Energy
Chris Morris, Project Manager, Local Energy Scotland

Community Experience
Susan ClarkCallander Community Board

Community Experience
Colin Dickie, Project Manager, North Yell Development Council

ABB Presentation 
How can KNX help you achieve a more Energy Efficient Building
Christian Schiemann, Local Business Unit Manager, Accessories KNX


Planning and Legal 


Planning Aid for Scotland: Support for communities
Planning Aid Scotland

Community Perspective
Alison Macleod, Applecross Community Company

Legal considerations for community groups
Anna Cameron, Senior Solicitor, Brodies LLP



A consented hydro scheme – the challenges to delivery
Richard Haworth, Technical & Development Director, Glen Hydro Developments

Lessons learned from our 225kW installations
Ed Kenny-Levick, European Sales Manager, Endurance Wind Power

How to implement a successful medium wind project
Overcoming the key challenges for landowners, farmers and communities. Insight into local success stories.
Diana Popa, European Sales Manager, Vergnet

Choosing the right technology for your community
Kate Sizer, Director of Business Development, ICE Renewables

Wind Energy Development 
James Fidler, Site Manager, Raymond Brown Construction



12:40 - 13:30

Local Energy Scotland support for financing projects
Melanie MacRae, Regional Manager, Local Energy Scotland 

Iain Robertson, Generation Sales Manager, SmartestEnergy

The Renewable Energy Investment Fund
Andrew Smith,
 Head of REIF, Scottish Investment Bank

Triodos Bank Renewables Financing 
Norrie Cruickshank, Scottish Relationship Manager, Triodos Bank

The right size wind project for your community
Mark Jennison, Operations Director, RM Energy


13:30-13:50 ABB Presentation: Energy Savings Utilising Power Factor Correction 
Mike Thornton, National Power Quality Manager, ABB  
• What is power factor? 
• Why is power factor correction important? 
• Typical Installations 
• Savings - PFC solutions that pay for themselves – practical examples


Shares and Investment

Local Energy Scotland support for shares and investment
Jamie Wilkinson, Aberdeenshire Development Officer, Local Energy Scotland

Community Shares in Practice
Jon Halle, Director, Sharenergy

Video of Harlaw Hydro

Community Shares and Community Renewables
Gareth Nash, Director, Co-operative and Mutual Solutions

Tax incentives
Kirsty Murray, Senior Tax Manager, Scott-Moncrieff


Community Benefit and Joint Ventures

Good practice in delivering community benefits and joint ventures
Jennifer Ramsay, Community Benefits Officer, Local Energy Scotland

Simon Tribe, Wind Harvest

Communities that work - creating and supporting jobs in outlying communities
Ian Lindsay, Managing Director, Eurowind UK

Malcolm Crosby, National Forest Estate


Grid and Innovation

Innovative projects and Local Energy Scotland support
Alan Grieve, Development Officer, Local Energy Scotland

Alan Gooding, Co-founder, Smarter Grid Solutions

The local energy opportunity
Nicholas Gubbins, Chief Executive, Community Energy Scotland

Navigating innovative technology options- a decision tool for communities
Julia Gutierrez, Smart Grid Officer, Community Energy Scotland

Midsized wind power made easy
Alexander Van Heuverswyn, Sales Manager, XANT

Closing Summary




Focusing on the community energy movement - the issues, the benefits, and the successes.