The Energy Networks Association (ENA) has opened up a new front in its push to build more open, flexible, and low carbon energy systems across the UK, with the unveiling of plans for a series of forums with community energy group. The trade body confirmed late last week that it is to host a series of ‘Community Energy Forums’ next year as part of its Open Networks Project, which is working to accelerate the development of smart grid technologies across the UK. Announced at the Community Energy England Conference, which was jointly hosted and sponsored by Energy Networks Association, the group said the forums will give community groups “a dedicated place to speak directly with project representatives to provide input for Open Networks’ public consultations”. The forums will also provide community energy groups with a new avenue to discuss other issues with network operators, such as grid connections and access to grid flexibility services, both of which have been identified as a barrier to development by some community projects.
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