Community Renewables Assessment Network

Tuesday, 2nd May 2017, 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Registration from 1:00 pm

Community-renewable energy projects can contribute to energy policy targets and also provide local social, economic and environmental benefits.

This event will introduce a new toolkit for assessment of the potential for community energy projects. It is intended to provide processes and tools for use by community groups and associated support organisations.

In parallel with technical potential, the toolkit covers local factors such as socio-economics, environment, skills and capacity, history and culture, governance, ownership, and values.

Pilot deployments in Eigg, Kinlochleven and West Whitlawburn (Cambuslang) and rural settlements in Brazil will be presented. Participants will have the opportunity to get involved in a Community Renewables Assessment Network going forward.

Speakers include: 

Dr. Brian Garvey – University of Strathclyde
Prof. Mike Danson – Herriot Watt University
Dr.Kathryn Burnett – University of the West of Scotland
Dr. Paul Tuohy – University of Strathclyde
Dr. Richard Lord – University of Strathclyde
Dr. Kendra Briken – University of Strathclyde

Registration and lunch will be available from 1.00pm.  Refreshments will be provided after the event and you are welcome to stay and attend the opening night celebration of the Images of Research exhibition hosted by the Principal, Prof. Sir Jim McDonald.  Please select the additional event when you register.

Who should attend?

  • Companies and individuals working in renewable energy, regeneration and sustainable infrastructure.
  • Representatives from Community Groups, Government, Local Authorities, Registered Social Landlords.
  • Academics with interests in these subjects.

Benefits of attending

  • Explore collaborative opportunities.
  • Share fresh ideas and perspectives.
  • Meet with others tackling similar challenges.


Dr Paul Tuohy
phone +44 (0)141 548 2083
Dr Brian Garvey
phone +44 (0)141 548 3999

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