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Workshop will showcase smart energy

Published on Thursday, September 29, 2016

A WORKSHOP showcasing smart energy and gathering together experts and partners from across Europe will take place next week.

The SET-UP Smart Energy Grids Workshop will be held at Attenborough Hall, in City Hall, Charles Street, on Tuesday, October 4, to examine and discuss smart energy technology.

Guest speakers will highlight the latest in smart energy technology, which allows households and businesses to generate, store and use energy flexibly through new controls and online technology.

The idea behind smart energy is to help balance energy demand across the country and reduce the need for more power stations to be built.

The workshop will be launched by Leicester assistant city mayor for energy and sustainability, Cllr Adam Clarke, and will feature talks and round table discussions on cutting-edge smart energy ideas. 

Talks will look at the city’s Low Carbon Action Plan and current innovations, smart metering and energy storage, with time for group discussions and networking.

The event runs from 9am to 2pm, and is funded by the European Interreg programme.

Those attending include representatives from local councils, universities, private companies in the energy sector, governmental agencies, energy agencies and regional development agencies, both from the UK and European partner regions.

Cllr Clarke said: “I'm really looking forward to welcoming experts from France, Spain, Portugal, Lithuania, Hungary and Italy, as well as UK based experts, to Leicester.

"It’s absolutely right that Leicester is part of this exciting project, given our long- standing commitment to addressing the global challenge presented by climate change.”