Distributed Energy: An opportunity for Councils
Thursday 27 November 2014
South Hall, John McIntyre Conference Centre Campus, Edinburgh
You are cordially invited to attend the formal launch of APSE Energy in Scotland which is taking place together with a workshop on the opportunities for local authorities to play an increasingly important role in both the generation of green and sustainable energy and also future supply arrangements for communities. The workshop which is being organised in partnership with OVO Energy, will provide an excellent opportunity for members of APSE Energy and other local authorities to explore the potential for local government to become directly involved with and on behalf of communities in the generation, distribution and supply of energy. The workshop will explore the emerging options for energy supply and retail together with case studies looking at the ambitions for Scottish councils.
APSE Energy was launched by APSE as a new service for local authorities in April 2014 with the aim of: “forming an effective collaboration of a large number of local authorities to enable and facilitate the municipalisation of energy services. By this we mean the public and community, as well as private, ownership and managerial control of local energy generation, distribution networks and delivery of energy efficiency works. Local authorities working together in this way would have great influence and would be able to deliver economies of scale in green energy to promote economic growth and combat fuel poverty.”
The launch and associated workshop is a free event and is open to all APSE and APSE Energy members authorities in Scotland.
Introduction from APSE Energy
Mark Bramah, Director of Energy, APSE
Shifting the balance - The future for distributed energy
Reg Platt, Senior Partnerships Manager, OVO Energy
Ambitious Cities - The City of Edinburgh
Janice Pauwels, Low Carbon and Green Projects Manager, City of Edinburgh Council
Ambitious Cities - Glasgow City Council
Graham Pinfield, Land and Environmental Services, Glasgow City Council
Becoming a retailer - What are the options?
Back office and billing - Do you want the hassle?
Buying and selling energy - A risky business?
What could get in our way - State aid and competition rules?
Community energy and local authorities