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"Renewable Energy Regions": 5th (virtual) working group meeting, hosted by Plymouth City Council (UK)

In the INTERREG V B project RegEnergy - Renewable Energy Regions – 9 project partners from Northwest Europe are developing partnerships between urban and rural areas: Producers of renewable energy from the surrounding countryside provide energy or heat to urban consumers, enabling them to cover their demand with regional renewable energy sources. 

Initially, the 5th working group meeting on 16 and 17 September 2020 was planned to take place in Plymouth, United Kingdom. However, due to travel restrictions the meeting was moved to a virtual space.

In several sessions, the partnership and external guests discussed the benefits of locally owned renewable energy generation, the benefits and restrictions of battery energy storage systems as well as procurement issues encountered. Plymouth City Council provided input to the partnership on how to help organise, structure and implement locally owned renewable energy schemes aiming to bring together urban demand and rural supply at the example of the Creacombe Solar Farm.

INFRASTRUKTUR & UMWELT Professor Böhm und Partner (IU) supports the project in coordinating the content of the project activities as well as in financial and project management. In close cooperation with the project partners, IU prepared the event and participated in the organisation of the international meeting.