Communities Day - Friday 22nd October 2021
9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Wherstead Park, Ipswich
Delegates who joined us on the day networked with local community groups and learned:
- How solutions such as solar energy and ground source heat pumps can power whole communities
- The beneficial impacts of solar energy such as reducing costs and supporting local ambitions of cleaner and greener places to live, work and visit.
Keynote speakers shared real examples of how your community group or parish can achieve greener ambitions, improve energy efficiency and reduce costs. If you’re interested to find out more on the topics discussed, all the presentations are located within the speakers profiles which can be found here.
The Local Energy Showcase was hosted by Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils, with the support of our Partners East of England Co-Op, Suffolk - Creating the Greenest County, and Central Suffolk Chamber of Commerce.
Local Energy for Communities
Friday 22 October 9.30am to 4.00pm
|Arrive and network||Marketplace stalls (open all day)|
|Welcome address||Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils: Kathy Nixon - Strategic Director and Councillor Jessica Fleming - Cabinet Member for the Environment, Mid Suffolk|
|Keynote speech||Community Energy England - Philip Coventry|
|Local energy update||Greater South East Energy Hub - John Taylor (TBC)|
|Solar Carports update||Polysolar - Hamish Watson|
|Case study||Elmswell Wesley Hall - Peter Dow|
|Panel session||Net Zero in Practice|
Lunch and networking is included.
|Student presentation and Q&A||University of Suffolk, East Coast College and West Suffolk College|
|Your choice of three workshops||(1) University of Suffolk: Barriers to Decarbonisation - Skills and Training
(2) BMSDC: Things to know before you start
(3) Eastern New Energy: Support for Local Parishes
Did you visit the electric vehicle stand, or test ride an electric bike outside?