Smart Energy Marketplace – The decentralised energy system of the future
14th February 2016
Registration for Smart Energy Marketplace 2016 is now open and Bristol Green Capital have secured an exclusive 20% discount on exhibition tickets.
17 March 2016 – Sandy Park, Exeter
Smart Energy Marketplace is south west’s biggest energy event showcasing the smart, decentralised energy system of the future – a radical shift in the way we power our lives that is creating huge opportunities. Alongside an exhibition of the latest smart energy technology and generation the event will feature a high level conference and range of seminars examining the development of storage; opportunities to supply energy locally; new business models for renewable energy; heat networks and much more.
Smart Energy Marketplace is the new name for the hugely successful Renewable Energy Marketplace which featured over 80 exhibitors and attracted over 1,500 landowners, businesses, community groups, owners of public buildings, investors and the general public.
Alongside an exhibition of the latest smart energy technology and generation, the event will feature a high level conference examining:
- an update on the policy landscape
- the future of grid
- the development of storage
- opportunities to supply energy locally
- smart cities including heat networks and EV
- getting a better price for your energy, sleeving and private wire agreements.
- Renewable energy installers
- Smart energy technology providers
- Supply companies
- Storage solutions
- Training providers
- Consultants and advisers
- Installers of built environment energy efficiency measures
- Financiers and banks
- Community energy groups
- Businesses with high energy usage on site
- Energy managers
- Farmer and landowners
- Community groups
- Energy buyers
- Industry professionals
- Local authorities
- Businesses and consumers
Quote the discount code “Bristol_Green” when booking your ticket at:
A conference ticket includes access to the exhibition, individual session prices start from £54 or all sessions for £150.
If you are interested in sponsoring or speaking at the conference please contact Rachel firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01392 494 399.
Want to keep it local and save money on electricity?
There is no bigger challenge currently for householders than trying to reduce their energy bills. The ‘big six’ continue to monopolize the market, and with resource scarcity, threats of global warming and ever increasing costs of electricity, it makes sense that people want to take control themselves. And community energy is one answer.
Community energy has provided an opportunity for local people to access the value of their local renewable energy sources. Across the south west we are seeing people coming together with their neighbours to take action on their energy bills. Research from Regen SW indicates that the south west spends almost £3 billion on electricity each year. Valuable tax payer’s money is leaving the local economy but community-owned schemes provide an option to keep the profits generated from energy within the community.
Wadebridge Renewable Energy Network (WREN) is a leading example of a local community taking action to cut their energy bills and get cheaper electricity. A new “Sunshine Tariff Trial” is in place where households in the Wadebridge area will pay as little as 5 pence per kilowatt hour – about a third of the price charged by most utility companies. Wadebridge found it was spending approximately £10 million on energy, and the Sunshine Tariff plans to reduce that cost and retain money within the local economy. This money can then be invested to improve local facilities.
At the heart of these new approaches is a better understanding of the value of power and how to maximise it. With the government’s recent measures to cut subsidies, many people are wondering if renewable energy is still viable. In fact the market has reacted to subsidy changes by developing new approaches and business models that mean there are still opportunities.
Communities and households looking to find out more about these opportunities and how to reduce their energy bill in a charging market should come along to Smart Energy Marketplace at Sandy Park on 17 March.