Low carbon heat and building strategies panel, 14 October
Jim will be joining a panel of expert speakers, exploring:
- How can innovation priorities help to achieve new policies? What new policies and delivery support do we need to achieve net zero?
- Making decarbonisation work across the whole energy system
- Emerging partnerships and collaborative models for the decarbonisation of heat
- The roles of local area planning and national coordination in the decarbonisation agenda
- How to achieve decarbonisation as a retrofit for homes, without increasing costs for consumers?
- How will it work for customers? What will their experience be and how much does industry need to facilitate for them and/or protect them?
Jim has been Energy Services Manager at Gateshead Council for 11 years, in which time he has grown the Energy Services Team from 7 to 10 FTEs, and invested over £60m in energy schemes, with a further £30m in pipeline over next 2 years. As well as setting the borough zero carbon energy strategy for 2030, the team operates over 10MW of heat, power generation and storages assets, servicing over 700 domestic and public customers.
With a background in environmental sciences – to post doctoral level – Jim’s career started in publishing, as Environmental Science Editor at Nature, before moving into Local Authorities, from 2003, where he has since stayed to develop energy, sustainability and carbon management roles, and most recently specialising in the commercial and technical aspects of heat network development, delivery and operation.
Why Attend ENIC?
The ENIC conference is the only event of its kind, designed to bring together energy network innovators and decision makers from across the UK. You’ll hear from top speakers in the industry and be able to meet your peers as well as visit an exhibition hall packed with companies offering cutting edge solutions.