22/05/2014

Gordons launches Yorkshire Renewable Energy Forum

This week Gordons were delighted to host the very first Yorkshire Renewable Energy Forum, a quarterly discussion group for industry professionals to create debate and share knowhow on topical issues.

Attendees at the event included:

Wm Morrison Supermarkets plc – market leaders in energy efficiency projects who have initiated innovative projects such as voltage optimisation; Rare Energy; and extensive refrige and LED lighting projects across their estate.

Town Centre Car Parks – which owns the largest city centre solar pv facility in the UK, at Clarence Dock Leeds;

GMI Energy – winner for best commercial solar installation at the Solar Power Portal Awards and The Energy Awards 2013 for their 1MW project at Morrisons Regional Distribution Centre at Bridgwater; and

St Pauls Developments – who were recently granted £2.45m of LEP funding for their £750m combined cycle gas turbine power station at Knottingley, Wakefield.

Some of the topics discussed included:

  • How can changes in energy use be managed to complement the main trading business?
  • How can the risk to infrastructure and trading be minimised during the installation phase of energy projects?
  • How can Grid capacity problems be resolved and do Government reforms such as Contracts for Difference and Capacity Auctions go far enough?
  • Should businesses start offering charging points for the emergence of electric cars?

For more details on the Yorkshire Renewable Energy Forum and to join in the debate, please contact our Construction Team and join our LinkedIn group.