Thanks for coming to CARES 2018!
This year's CARES Conference was held on 18 and 19 April at The Corinthian in Glasgow. We enjoyed two days of interesting talks, discussions and workshops on all things local energy - plus the chance to talk to other useful organisations at our Local Energy Marketplace. If you were there, we hope you enjoyed it as much as we did!
Thanks again to the Scottish Government and our sponsors SSEN, Locogen and Highlands and Islands Enterprise for kindly supporting the CARES Conference.
Here's some useful information from the event:
There was lots of interest in the new package of CARES support launched by Paul Wheelhouse, Minister for Business, Innovation and Energy at the conference. You can read our news article about the new funding package here, and find full information on funding here. If you have an idea you'd like to take forward, we would strongly recommend filling out a project proposal form in the first instance.
Presentations from Day One: 2030 approaches to local energy projects
Arrochar Community Hydro - Duncan MacLachlan
Kyle of Sutherland Development Trust - Helen Houston
Smart Fintry - Matthew Black
Glasgow Housing Association - Colin Reid
Falkirk Low Carbon Hub - Steve Revell
Local Energy Plans - Ross Jones
Emerging Models for Local Energy
Global opportunities in the new energy transition - Jenny Carson, Delta Energy
Valuing flexibility in community energy - Alastair Martin, Flexitricity
Building the capacity of communities to partner in the delivery of the smart energy revolution - Gillian Wilson, Community Energy Scotland
New delivery models for community energy - Nigel Cornwall, Cornwall Energy
Presentations from Day Two: Ideas into action
Opportunities for communities to be involved in innovative local energy systems and networks - Anna Kynaston, Scottish Government
CARES funding and support - Iona Hodge, Local Energy Scotland
Funding Update: Climate Challenge Fund - Tim Mullens, Keep Scotland Beautiful
Funding Update: Energy Redress Scheme - Pat Graczyk, Energy Saving Trust
Funding Update: Energy Investment Fund - Michelle Howell, Scottish Investment Bank
Funding Update: Low Carbon Infrastructure Transition Programme - Carole Stewart
Developing Local Energy Projects - Iona Hodge, Andrew Morton and Lucie Šujanová, Local Energy Scotland
We're here to help
Finally, for those of you that didn't attend, we hope this information is useful, and we hope to see you at next year's CARES Conference. If you'd like to find out more about CARES funding and advice for your project, no matter what stage you're at, email us or call 0808 808 2282.