Community energy forum interactive panel: What could community energy look like in the future and how can networks support it?

Jodie joins an impressive line-up of speakers at the Energy Networks Innovation Conference and networking event.

She is moderating a panel discussing what could community energy look like in the future and how can networks support it? Topics include:

  • Why is collaboration with communities important for network operators and net zero?
  • Making the economic model work for community energy initiatives, how can network operators help?
  • How can community energy organisations get meaningfully involved in network operators’ innovation programmes?

Speaker profile

Jodie Giles is a senior project manager responsible for leading Regen’s community energy programme and champions the democratisation of our energy system nationally. She is an expert in local supply, flexibility, new community energy business models, facilitation and stakeholder engagement. Jodie has led community energy engagement programmes with WPD and the ENA, focussing on connections, innovation, flexibility and DSO transition.

She has developed content and chaired over 40 events with DNOs, facilitated discussions, delivered consultations, and written plain English guides to network innovation and flexibility, supporting communities and local energy stakeholders to participate in our energy system and collaborate with DNOs. Jodie is currently working on Open DSR, a domestic demand side response trial exploring a community energy aggregation service. She has also worked on innovation projects to explore new local energy business models for microgrids, peer to peer trading, and battery storage with communities.

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