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Net Zero Hub Events

The Net Zero Hub organises events to share best practice and address barriers to the development of local energy projects. A selection of recent events is available on this page.

Community Energy Webinar Series

Find out how your community could benefit from the Rural Community Energy Fund

The Net Zero Hubs recently ran three webinar sessions to showcase how community energy projects can benefit from accessing the Rural Community Energy Fund. These covered the topics of Community Power, Community Heat and Community Transport. The webinars also highlighted what has already been achieved by community groups with the grants they have been awarded by the Fund.

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Tackling the South East’s Energy Challenges – KTN Webinar & Workshop

Three of the major energy challenges facing local authorities in the greater south east region are being examined by the Net Zero Hub with the support of the Knowledge Transfer Network. This included a webinar and workshop for local authorities, the energy supply chain and innovators from within the region and beyond.

The sessions discussed three key challenges: the decarbonisation of large engine fleets, energy efficiency housing retrofit and how technologies can mitigate the strain on the power grid.

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Electric Vehicles – Enterprise M3 Local Workshop

This workshop brought together project developers, network operators and the supply chain in the Enterprise M3 Local Enterprise Partnership area. The event was designed for local authorities that had met barriers to the development of their EV charging and infrastructure projects, such as grid constraint and lack of funding.

The event was supported by Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks and National Grid, as well as installers and local authorities. These organisations shared their experience, solutions and best practice with participants.

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We support projects that develop local electric vehicle infrastructure. If you would like advice about your project, please contact us

Financing Energy

The aim of this event was to address one of the key challenges for local energy project development – to source and secure finance. The agenda and presentations from the event are shared here.

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The event explored the approaches taken by local authorities that have successfully secured development and capital project finance. Participants heard from a range of private finance companies with a track record of investment in public and community projects. Group ‘surgery’ sessions enabled participants to share their challenges and seek advice from leaders in project development and investment.

We encourage energy project developers to consider alternative options for financing, such as those highlighted by this event. Further information is available on the Investment page of this website. If you would like advice about financing for your local energy project, please contact us

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