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! 

Photo of the CARES Conference

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:

Funding announcement 

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. 

Photo of Paul Wheelhouse and Chris Morris

Presentations from Day One: 2030 approaches to local energy projects

Here's a reminder of the Day One agenda > 

Project Stories

Arrochar Community Hydro - Duncan MacLachlan

Kyle of Sutherland Development Trust - Helen Houston

Smart Fintry - Matthew Black

Outer Hebrides Local Energy Hub 

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

Here's a reminder of the Day Two agenda >

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. 

Photo of the CARES team