Wednesday 10 and Thursday 11 May 2023, SEC Glasgow

All-Energy and Dcarbonise, the UK’s largest low carbon energy and full supply chain renewables event, returns to Glasgow this May.

All-Energy offers an opportunity to meet, network and make connections with the renewable energy community with two days of uninterrupted business.

We’ll be chairing a day of presentations looking at community and local energy in the transition to net zero at this year’s All-Energy conference, which is free to attend.

Drop by the Community and Local Energy Show Floor Theatre on Wednesday 10 May where we’ll be highlighting community and local energy projects – past, present and future – and speaking with the people involved in developing, financing, delivering, researching and supporting them.

Themes include:

  • technical solutions and innovation
  • funding and markets
  • urban energy projects
  •  community benefit
  • collaboration and shared ownership.

Or join us on Thursday 11 May at conference sessions when we take a closer look at shared ownership and community benefits, and community and local heat.

Community and Local Heat – Thursday 11 May, 11am to 12.30pm

Join experts from government, consultancies, and delivery bodies to talk about community heat projects. This session will explore the policy context, lessons from feasibility studies, and the practical solutions required to accelerate the deployment of renewable heating.

There will be a panel discussion followed by an audience Q&A. This event will be chaired by Iona Hodge, Local Heat Development Specialist at Local Energy Scotland.

  • Why community and local heat: the policy context – Sue Kearns, Deputy Director Heat in Buildings, Scottish Government
  • Findings and next steps for the Rural Community Energy Fund heat projects – John Moore, Director, NZC Services
  • The Scottish Government’s Community Heat Development Programme – Neil Harrison, Director, Reheat
  • Heat pumps – accelerating successful deployment – Ben Whittle, Technical Manager, Energy Saving Trust

Shared Ownership and Community Benefit – Thursday 11 May, 2pm to 3.30pm

Join experts from government, communities, developers, and finance to talk about how to finance shared ownership and community investment projects. This session will explore the policy context, community, developer and funder perspectives, and best practice. We will explore what works best and discuss the outcomes from financial advisors QMPF’s recent financial research for Local Energy Scotland.

There will be a panel discussion followed by an audience Q&A. This event will be chaired by Mark Brennan, Shared Ownership Manager at Local Energy Scotland.

  • Why shared ownership and community benefit? – Josephine Ives, Team Leader, Community Energy, Scottish Government
  • What works for communities? – Simon Lee, Manager, Farr North Community Development Trust
  • What works for developers? – Morvern Smith, Head of Community Investment, SSE
  • How can projects be funded? – Andrew Dougans, Director, QMPF

Find out more about All-Energy and Dcarbonise.


All-Energy and Dcarbonise Exhibition and Conference 2023