Community Energy Conference:
virtual conference ONLINE (more details to follow on the CES website): 30 April 2020

CES-conference93% of councils in the South East have declared a climate emergency.

Local Enterprise Partnerships have been mandated by BEIS to produce local energy strategies.

The Greater South East Energy Hub supports business, local authorities and communities to deliver a new wave of local energy projects.

The revamped Rural Community Energy Fund (RCEF) reopens soon. This means Community Energy groups are well placed to take forward the low carbon agenda.

We anticipate attendance of up to 300 delegates from across the South East. Register here. CES & CEE members come for free.

Conference Programme:

The conference programme will consist of a morning of speakers and an afternoon of breakout sessions where delegates can network and upskill on the topics most relevant to their constituency.

Confirmed Speakers to date:

Rt Hon Kwasi Kwarteng: Minister of State for Business Energy & Clean Growth,(TBC)

Emma Bridge CEO of Community England :
“A Vision for Community Energy”

Rebecca Lawson of Forum For the Future:
“The Power Paired Initiative: linking estates with CE groups”


  • How to create business models in a post FITs future
  • Decarbonising heat
  • EVs
  • Storage & Grid Flexibility
  • Marketing
  • Innovation