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Highlands and Islands Green Energy Conference
June 8 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm£55 + VAT
How will the Highlands and Islands impact on developing Scotland as a Global Green Energy leader?
Scotland has set itself a tough target of hitting net-zero targets by 2045, five years ahead of the rest of the UK.
Energy transition from oil and gas to renewables is already underway, but can Scotland become a world-leader in this sector? What role does the Highlands and Islands play in achieving that goal and what practical steps are needed to ensure is it achievable? Join our experts in a focused debate on the challenges and opportunities for H&I as Scotland aims to position itself as a global leader in green energy transition.
Scotsman Conferences are delighted to bring this new LIVE event to the heart of the Highlands and Islands, promoting the discussion to the wider audiences through our extensive media framework.
10.00 – Delegate registration with tea, coffee and networking
10.30 – Welcome and opening remarks from The Chair
Charlotte Stamper, Scottish Renewables
10.40 – Keynote: The Highlands and Islands Green Energy Landscape
Stuart Black, Chief Executive, Highlands and Islands Enterprise
11.10 – Developing, retaining & attracting skilled roles for H&I: Panel discussion with Q&A
- Morven Fancey, Head of Universities, Skills & Population, Highland and Islands Enterprise(chair)
- Mina Hanna, PowerHouse project manager, UHI
- Stephen Sheridan, Skills planning Lead, Skills Development Scotland
- Graham Neville, Head of Operations (North), NatureScot
- Carrie Higgins, Deputy Head of School of Construction and the Built Environment, UHI
12.05 – Ministerial Virtual Address: The importance of H&I contribution to Scotland’s targets: Michael Matheson MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Net Zero, Energy and Transport
12.10 – Keynote address Cllr Raymond Bremner , leader of The Highland Council
12.30 – Networking Lunch
13.20 – Innovation and transitioning towards renewable energy systems (Powering communities for a just transition: Targeted Oil and Gas Decarbonisation): Panel discussion with Q&A
- Audrey MacIver, Director of Energy and Low Carbon, Highland and Islands Enterprise (chair)
- Peter Dennis, Project manager, Wave Energy Scotland
- Eileen Linklater, External Relationships Manager, The European Marine Energy Centre
- Alan Greenwood, Stakeholder engagement manager, SSE Renewables
- Josh King, Director, AES Solar & Vice-Chair, Solar Energy Scotland
14.30 – Infrastructure and supporting business networks to achieve success: Panel discussion with Q&A
- Charlotte Stamper, Scottish Renewables (chair)
- Mark Brennan, Shared Ownership Manager, Local Energy Scotland
- Helen Lavery, Partner (Regional Engagement), Zero Waste Scotland
- Vicki Hazley, Senior Associate, Scottish National Investment Bank
- Neil Osborne, Climate Change & Energy Team Manager, The Highland Council
15.20 – Closing remarks
*Please note agenda is subject to change
Wave Energy Scotland (WES) is driving the search for innovative solutions to the technical challenges facing the wave energy sector. Through our competitive procurement programme, we support a range of projects focused on the key systems and sub-systems of Wave Energy Converters. The aim is to produce reliable technology which will result in cost effective wave energy generation.
WES was formed in 2014 at the request of the Scottish Government and is a subsidiary of Highlands and Islands Enterprise. The aim of WES is to ensure that Scotland maintains a leading role in the development of marine energy.
Through our work, we have funded 98 contracts, committed £43m and been involved with 230 separate organisations, across 13 different countries. generation.