Making It Happen

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This workshop looks at some of the practical aspects of developing a renewable energy project, including local energy planning methodologies, effective approaches to community engagement and potential funding/financing options, all within the context of the ongoing energy system changes.

The format is a mix of short presentations and interactive exercises designed to stimulate discussion, as well as the opportunity to engage with invited speakers from community groups sharing their own experiences of developing renewable energy projects.

Key Topics Covered

Local energy planning

An exploration of different types of local energy planning processes using case studies to highlight particularly effective activities as well as potential pitfalls

Community member involvement

A look at the main challenges to community engagement in terms of signing people up and the best approaches for both demonstration and real projects

Partnership working

How have partner organisations, particularly local authorities, worked with projects to contribute to the success of local energy planning and community engagement processes?

Organisational Structures

What types of organisational structure can projects use and what are the benefits and weaknesses of different incorporations?

Funding & Financing

How can groups fund community engagement, local energy planning and innovation projects?

Interested in finding out more about the programme?

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