'Taking the power back!' jamboree & AGM

Join us for an energy jamboree about social justice and making our energy system work better for us.


Click here to book your free space at any or all of the sessions now!


Devonport Guildhall, Wednesday 15 November 1pm – 9pm (different sessions throughout the day)


Afternoon: Regen energy future workshop (1-5pm)

Alongside our partners at Regen we’ll be examining the rapid transition to a smart, decentralised and flexible energy system. We’ll explore the opportunities for community energy groups to innovate and play a leading role, engaging communities and developing new business models for local supply and storage, and ensuring the energy revolution is low-carbon and democratic. It’s about learning, collaborating, finding solutions and getting inspired. Speakers include:

Jodie Giles, Tamar Bourne and Tim Crook, Regen
Steven Gough, Western Power Distribution
Anthony Walters, Chase Community Solar and South Staffs Community Energy

At 5pm, refreshments will be served.

PEC & PEC Renewables AGM

From 5:30pm, we invite Plymouth Energy Community members to our Annual General Meeting. Our Board will present the Annual Report, new Directors will be confirmed and proposed resolutions will be voted on. At 6pm, we will follow the same format with the PEC Renewables AGM.

Evening: Fuel poverty photo exhibition & inspirational guest speakers

From 6:30pm, we’ll kick off the evening activities with the much-anticipated unveiling of ‘Cold Realities’; a hard-hitting photo exhibition by Fotonow, shining a spotlight on the harsh reality of fuel poverty in our city.

We will invite you to grab a glass of wine, sit back and enjoy hearing from our motivating speakers talking about fuel poverty, climate change, social economy and taking local action.

Howard Johns Solar Entrepreneur, Chair of 10:10, former Chairman of the Solar Trade Association, founder of Southern Solar and Ovesco and author of Energy Revolution’ Your Guide to Making it Happen’
Gideon Mandel Award winning contemporary photographer who has worked for many leading magazines, including National Geographic, Fortune Magazine, Conde Naste Travellerand Geo. His art and advocacy project ‘Drowning World’ about flooding and climate change has been highly commended.
Luke Pollard Labour and Co-operative MP for Devonport and Sutton
Alistair Macpherson talking about fuel poverty, climate change, social economy and taking local action.

Refreshments provided.

This is a free event organised by Plymouth Energy Community, Regen SW and Western Power Distribution and is part of the Plymouth Social Enterprise Festival.

Click here to read the full agenda

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