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Energy Solutions for Net Zero Housing Session 3 – Energy Balancing and Smart Grids

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Session 1: Net Zero Heating and Hot Water: 22nd June 2023, 16.00 - 18.00
Session 2: Domestic Electricity Generation and Storage: 28th June 2023, 16.00 - 17.30
Session 3: Energy Balancing and Smart Grids: 12th July 2023, 16.00 - 17.30


Join Green Register and Good Homes Alliance for a new 3-part online training series exploring the latest tech, innovations and energy solutions to accelerate net zero and low energy housing development. 

In our closing session on 12th July, we will explore the emerging topic of smart energy balancing and managing supply and demand. As we move away from gas heating, demand on the electricity grid will increase dramatically in the coming years. Grid constraints are already putting significant cost pressures on housing developers which may stall or limit ambitions for net zero, fully electric development. Find out how ‘micro grids’ and community-focussed solutions can help us solve the smart energy challenge.

Speakers and schedule:

16:00 Welcome to the event – The Green Register/Good Homes Alliance

16:10 An introduction to energy balancing and smart grids – Rick Greenough, Professor Emeritus of Energy Systems, De Montfort University

  • Professor Rick Greenough led on low-carbon energy systems and infrastructure projects in the Institute of Energy and Sustainable Development, focussing on smart grids and demand response; low-impact building and industrial energy efficiency; and renewable energy integration.

16:25 Community microgrids to help housing associations, cohousing communities and more deliver affordable net-zero homes – Damon Rand, Head of Product, CEPRO

  • Established in 2009, CEPRO finance, construct and operate community-owned smart grids comprising solar panels, heat pumps, battery storage and demand response systems; for new build housing developments as well as retrofit scenarios.

16:40 Reducing cost, complexity and carbon through a next generation all-electric solution – Neal Coady, Director of Product, SNRG

  • SNRG is a NextGen infrastructure company, with the deep expertise and backing to design, fund, build and operate smarter grid connections, empowered by place-based, renewable energy systems. They work across both the Industrial & Commercial and Residential sectors on both New Build and Retrofit projects.

16:55 Case study: Plymouth new-build Energiesprong project – Justin Bear, Project Manager, Plymouth Energy Community

  • Delivered by PEC Homes, this is the first new-build scheme in England to use the innovative ‘Energiesprong’ approach to achieve net zero. The project is also designed using ‘One Planet principles’, ensuring it is holistically sustainable.

17:10 Q&A

17:30 Close


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12/07/2023 from 16:00 to 17:30
Event Fee(s)
Members (This event only) £22.50
Non-Members (This event only) £30.00
Members (3 event series) 5 hours of training in total £65.00
Non-Members (3 event series) 5 hours of training in total £85.00
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