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19Mar2013: Renewable Energy Marketplace

Renewable Energy Marketplace

10-4, 19 March, Westpoint, Exeter

REM is the south west's biggest energy event covering renewables, efficiency measures and generation. REM brings together people with a variety of solutions and demands from a diverse range of sectors to learn, share, and innovate.

Come and discover the future of energy generation and efficiency.

We are excited to launch the new microsite for the event.

Highlights for 2013

Meet over 100 installers and suppliers showcasing the latest products and services
Hear from industry experts on important energy initiatives and policy including RHI, FIT and Green Deal
Find out the best ways to reduce energy costs
See live demonstrations of installations and technologies
Dedicated zones including workshops, surgery's and practical help for;
Farmers and landowners
The construction sector

We look forward to seeing you there. Book tickets online by clicking here:

T: 01392 494 399, M: 07974097470, E:, W:

Landowner Zone

Energy is a big concern for many farmers and landowners and renewables should be high up on the list as a means to diversify income and keep energy bills down. 2013 is likely to see yet more hikes in oil, electricity and gas prices: The Renewable Energy Marketplace is the perfect opportunity to find out more, ask the experts and see systems for yourself.

In the landowner zone you can;

navigate the legal landscape of your project - planning, leasing, selling power and tax
find out about the reality of renewable energy installations - meet those who have installed
get help on creating woodfuel and turning your woodland into profit
Book to attend the event by clicking here

Community Zone

Communities are beginning to lead the way in sustainable energy, initiating exciting local projects and partnerships. The zone will help you understand ways to harness local renewable energy resources to the benefit of the local community

In the community zone you can;

look at the opportunities for schools and community buildings
learn about the advantages of community group buying
meet legal experts to discuss issues you are facing in your community
get training on how to write press releases and tips on how to increase positive local news coverage and deal with myths surrounding wind energy

Book to attend the event by clicking here

Construction Zone

The Green Deal and other government incentives are creating exciting business opportunities - but can be complex. The construction zone will provide you with information on technologies and routes to market, as well as giving you a chance to find out about how to win ECO and Green Deal work.

In the construction zone you can:

find out about the latest market leading energy efficiency technologies and services
speak to experts representing the key parts of Green Deal and ECO
learn about how you can reduce energy bills and generate income
Book to attend the event by clicking here

Installer Zone

Selecting the appropriate technology and installer is key to renewable energy projects. The installer zone provides independent seminars on each technology as well as the opportunity to talk directly to local installers about your options.

At the installer zone you can find out everything you need to know about;

heat pumps

Skills Zone

Renewable energy has been a bright spot in the south west with the number of people employed in the sector climbing. With the right support jobs in the sector could climb to 30,000 jobs by 2020 creating great demand for the right skills. This zone features leading colleges and training centres showcasing what is available.

At the skills zone you can;

understand the courses and training available
discuss your company's bespoke training needs
view our comprehensive jobs bulletin board for the latest jobs in the south west

Book to attend the event by clicking here: or call 01392 494 399

How do you choose the right technology? What do you need to consider when installing your
chosen technology? These sessions will focus on commercial scale projects for businesses,
including the related government incentives and payback periods. These sessions will usually
be a 20 minute presentation followed by questions.

10.00 Biomass heating
Stephen Green, project manager, Treco
11.00 Wind
Julian Martin, chairman, Ice Renewables on behalf of RUK
12.00 Heatpumps
Graham Hazel, Heat Pump Association
13.00 Solar PV and Solar Thermal
Jonny Williams, BRE
14.00 Hydro
Simon Dennis, Renewables First on behalf of British Hydropower Association
15.00 Wood Fuel Suppliers Group Meeting led by Forest Fuels

Workshop Overview

Throughout the day in the main exhibition hall there will be many surgeries and workshops to
help you choose your project. These are all included in your entrance fee of £15 +VAT.

Renewables should be high up on the list as a means to diversify income and keep energy bills
down. There are attractive paybacks on investing in renewables for many farmers at lower
capital cost than might be thought. There are also a variety of ways you can have renewables on
your land. These experts will be on hand to answer your queries during the allotted times, they
won’t be formally presenting.

11.00 Navigating the legal landscape
Sonya Bedford, head of renewable energy, Stephens Scowns and Kerry Ashworth,
associate, TLT solicitors
Planning, power purchasing, Feed-in-Tariffs: the regulations and policy around
renewables can be intimidating for those new to the sector. Renowned renewable
energy experts from the region’s leading legal firms will be on hand in the landowner
zone surgery to field your questions.

12.00 Managing Woodfuel
Peter Solly, director, Forest Fuels; Mark Prior, acting area manager, Forestry
Commission and Helen Bentley-Fox from Woodsure
Woodland is an important asset on any estate and with management can boost the
wildlife it supports as well as releasing a sustainable harvest. This surgery session
aims to answer your questions on the woodfuel supply chain and how you may be
able to make more of your woodland.

14.00 Case studies of Landowner and farmer installations
Paul Sousek, Cottage Farm, Cornwall and Simon Darch, Ferricies Farm, Somerset
Everyone who is considering renewable energy wants to get a feel for how these
technologies work in practice and to talk to others that have already installed them.
Throughout the day in the main exhibition hall there will be many surgeries and workshops to
help you choose your project. These are all included in your entrance fee of £15 +VAT. or call 01392 494 399

We are running a series of small workshops throughout the day in the Communities Hub. Come
and hear from local communities and the organisations working with them; find out what they
have achieved, and explore what you can do within your own community.

11.00 Opportunities for schools and community buildings
Kirsty Tooke, development manager, DARE
Take a look at how schools can make the most of renewable heat, electricity and
energy efficiency opportunities, and understanding the energy security, educational
and financial benefits these can bring.

12.00 Collective purchasing
Jake Burneyet, director, Communities for Renewables and WREN
Learn about the advantages of community group buying and talk to us about how
Wadebridge Renewable Energy Network set up group buying for solar PV, and
started their Energy Co-op.

13.00 Drop in sessions
Legal and business Q&A and poet in residence
Maria Connolly, partner TLT LLP; Cheryl Hiles, director, Regen SW; Bruce Davis from
Question the experts during our dedicated drop in session over lunch; explore your
business, financial and legal options. You can also speak to Matt Harvey, our poet in
residence, about innovative ways to communicate energy and climate.

14.00 Myth busting
Mike Birkin, south west campaigns coordinator, Friends of the Earth
Explore popular myths surrounding wind and other renewable energy technologies
and get advice on how to deal with them. This session will give you the chance to
look at real issues being faced by community energy champions and find out what
resources and help are available.

15.00 Dealing with the media
Alan Qualtrough, Dot by Dot founder and former editor-in-chief of the Western
Morning News
Get advice of how to write press releases and tips on how to increase positive local
news coverage about your group and its projects.