A number of study trip events will be held in March 2018, aimed at expanding knowledge of the community energy sector in Wales. These knowledge exchange events will engage with civil society groups, local authorities and secondary schools across Wales. Three one-day knowledge exchange events will be designed for multi-way dialogue among community energy companies and those working in community development, local economies, sustainability, environment (including carbon reduction) and culture. Events will include talks by community developers and community energy participants.
Community Energy Wales has received support through the ESRC (Economic and Social Research Council) in Bangor University to develop these engagement and knowledge exchange events, as means of furthering awareness of the sector. By including groups of influencers who may not have prior exposure of the community energy sector, these events can bridge their current work with the sector; and instil confidence in community energy as a future option. This is of particular relevance, given the recent target announced by the Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Rural Affairs in Wales that 1GW of renewable electricity generated in Wales is to be locally owned by 2030. These events will explore how the community energy sector can be supported and expanded in future so that such a goal can be reached.
Dr Sioned Haf, a community energy researcher in Bangor University, has been seconded with Community Energy Wales to develop these site visits and all related outputs of these events. For further information, please contact Sioned directly: firstname.lastname@example.org
To book a place on one of the case site visits, follow links below:
19.3.18: Ynni Ogwen, Bethesda https://tocyn.cymru/en/event/d2a5f27b-2567-4695-b34d-7768c58025f7
16.3.18: Awel Aman Tawe, Cwmllynfell https://tocyn.cymru/en/event/306c5416-ad87-40c3-ad00-0c4f3c0c1dea
23.3.18: SCEES (Swansea Community Energy and Enterprise Scheme), Swansea https://tocyn.cymru/en/event/daaf7ba7-d995-4ca9-b200-d1b50f6c7269
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