Promoting energy co-operatives in Scotland

A major conference and networking event on promoting energy co-operatives in Scotland and beyond. Organised by Public Policy Events, with support from Energy4All and Scotmid Co-operative.

Held on 16th October 2017, topics and speakers were as follows:

The growth of the energy co-operative movement in the UK and Scotland Paul Phare, Development Manager, Energy4All

Case Study 1: Edinburgh Solar Co-op Lesley Hinds, Chair of the Board of Edinburgh Solar Coop

The potential for the energy co-operative movement, and the future regulatory framework Andy Kerr, Executive Director, Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation (ECCI) & Professor of Climate and Low Carbon Innovation, University of Edinburgh

New legislation on community empowerment and community planning – opportunities for community co-operatives Mark Lazarowicz, Advocate, former MP

Case Study 2: Harlaw Hydro – a pioneering energy co-op Lynn Molleson

Support for community energy in Scotland: current policy and future prospects Gillian Wilson, Head of Development, Community Energy Scotland  

Future opportunities for co-operative energy across the UK Vivian Woodell, Founder of The Phone Co-op; Board member of the Midcounties Co-operative (owner of ‘Co-operative Energy’).

Energy4All’s perspectives for support and development of the community energy co-operative movement Jim Lee, Project Officer, Energy4All