UK Local Authorities delivering Smart Local Energy Systems – webinar series

Published: 28 October 2020

“How can Local Authorities deliver their climate emergency targets and drive the green recovery with innovative smart local energy system (SLES) projects?” Answer = Develop a clear route to digital and data opportunities through a SLES toolkit!

Energy Systems Catapult is delivering the third of four local authority focused webinar-workshops, this time putting a spotlight on people and skills, including the tools and solutions available for local authorities to deliver Smart Local Energy Systems (SLES) developments in their local areas. The event will open with a key note from a senior local authority leader.

Please view the videos from our previous two events below:

Wider context

To support local authorities, we’re launching a SLES innovation toolkit in March 2021. This toolkit will focus on providing local authorities with practical help and advice, as well as a set of useful tools to help scope, set up and implement SLES innovations and drive the Green Recovery.

To help us understand the needs and requirements of UK local authorities with regards to the toolkit and the required tools, we’re inviting local authority Mayors, Councillors, CEO’s, political, economic, climate, carbon, energy and sustainability focused leaders and officers to engage with us in this important work.

About the webinar

The first part of this event will provide input and perspectives on the challenges around people and skills, from leaders and organisations across the landscape including government (central and local), industry, academia, local communities and representatives from the Prospering from the Energy Revolution (PFER) projects. This session will conclude with a roundtable Q&A session.

The second part of the event will be a workshop session focusing on obtaining an understanding from local authorities on what tools and techniques they need to support them on their SLES journey.

An insight paper will be developed from this event and we’ll also be seeking input to this work from a broad set of relevant stakeholders.

Who is this event for?

This event is predominantly directed at local authorities, Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEP) and community energy organisations. Registration has now closed for this event and the recording will be shared in due course. You can sign up for our final SLES Toolkit webinar via the link below.

Upcoming webinars

You can register for the final event in the series via the links below, which will focus on the additional themes of:

If you do not work for a local authority or a LEP but would like more information on how to get involved with ERIS, please get in touch with Gordon Graham, ERIS Senior Collaboration Manager via email at: