Notes from 4 May 2016 BEN meeting

BEN meeting May 2016

Thanks to everyone who came to our meeting this week at the Kuumba Centre. We had some great discussions about values, partnerships and how we can organise meetings that make people feel welcome and able to participate. We’ll be sharing notes very soon.

Thanks also to Surplus Supper Club for the delicious food!

You can read a summary of the notes from the meeting below:

Summary of discussions 4 May 2016

Consultation on further reforms to the Capacity Market

Bristol Energy Network (BEN) and Bristol City Council (BCC) welcome this opportunity to respond to DECC’s consultation on further reforms to the Capacity Market. BEN and BCC’s consultation response focuses on the capacity market’s treatment of diesel generators. It is motivated by our experience of local planning applications being submitted for the deployment of diesel generators to serve the capacity market. These applications are often strongly resisted by the communities which we represent.

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Bristol Energy Network Community Energy Strategy Steering Group – Terms of Refenerence

Bristol Energy Network is be holding monthly meetings with Bristol City Council to discuss progress relating to themes of the community energy strategy. We invite members to attend these meeings which are held on the 1st Thursday of each month (with the exception of the April meeting which will be on the 14th April due to the Easter Hoildays. Currently two themes are being explored however we intend to add a addtional general staregy meeting going forwards to cover the other aspects of the strategy :

Renewable Energy (1hrs)

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