The Scottish Government and Arctic Frontiers are promoting a one-day conference to encourage debate and knowledge exchange on some of the challenges and ambitions that Scotland shares with the Arctic region.

Scottish and international speakers will come together to share their expertise and identify new opportunities for collaboration, with a special focus on just energy solutions and a sustainable blue economy.

Martyn Tulloch, Head of Energy System Integration at Net Zero Technology Centre, will represent the ORION Project during Panel Session 3 - Harnessing rural energy. What role for communities? starting at 14:15.

14:15 - 15:15

Harnessing rural energy. What role for communities?

Rurality and low population density pose both overt and implicit challenges to developing economically viable green energy solutions. They also generate comparatively high energy costs for rural households and businesses, sometimes causing fuel poverty in areas that have some of the best renewable energy resources in the world. Energy projects harnessing local resources, storage and transport capacity can be the key to addressing these challenges. How can we empower Scottish and Arctic communities to plan and take an economic stake in renewable energy developments? Can technological development facilitate the harnessing of energy assets that so far have been stranded due to their remote location?

For more information and to register to attend for free, see the event website here.

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