The next 12 months will herald a new Energy Strategy and stricter carbon reduction targets for Scotland, an industrial strategy and the publishing of a climate change plan at Westminster, and further clarity on the emerging shape of Britain’s likely exit from the EU.
We should also see the next allocation round for Contracts for Difference, a reformed Renewable Heat Incentive and ongoing reductions to Feed-in Tariffs.
These changes are happening against a backdrop of rapid cost reduction, and significant progress in the development of the technology deployed to generate, store and manage the use of heat and power.
Scottish Renewables’ Annual Conference 2017 will look at what these changes mean for the future development of Scotland’s renewable energy sector.
We’ll examine the role our industry can play in delivering government ambitions to tackle climate change while keeping bills down for consumers, maintaining security of supply and to growing the economy.
The Conference will also ask what more government at every level can do to support and accelerate Scotland’s energy evolution.
With a new format for 2017, Day One of the conference will feature an afternoon of high-level presentations from national and international speakers on the key factors that will define the next chapter for Scotland’s energy evolution:
- Evolving ambitions
- Evolving businesses
- Evolving customers and markets
- Evolving technology
- Evolving challenges for the energy system
The day will conclude with a reception and networking buffet dinner in the conference venue.
Day Two of the conference will delve deeper into the overarching themes explored on Day One to debate what Scotland’s energy evolution means for the growth of renewable heat, power and transport.
We will hear from key decision makers and senior industry players who are seizing opportunities to drive the low-carbon energy transition, and ask:
- How are governments at all levels planning to meet our ever-changing climate ambitions while making use of more devolved powers at UK, Scottish and local levels?
- What are renewables businesses doing now to adapt to and capitalise on the move to a more flexible, smart, integrated and decentralised energy system?
- And how can our industry secure viable routes to market and develop new business models to ensure the continued growth of renewable heat, power and transport in Scotland?
Speakers from across all areas of the industry will discuss these questions and more to inform the next stage of Scotland’s energy evolution.
Who should attend?
Owners, operators, developers, suppliers and users of energy, as well as supply chain, regulators, advisers and financiers; Local and central government, professional services, academia and community groups – anyone with an interest in the development and growth of renewable energy in Scotland.