ADE – Heat and Decentralised Energy 2021 Conference

Event organised by the ADE

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Registration is now open for this year’s Heat and Decentralised Energy conference.

This year’s conference will take place online from Wednesday 29th September to Friday 1st October and is completely free to attend. You can register to attend at

The theme this year is green skills and jobs. The Prime Minister’s Ten Point Plan is estimated to support up to 250,000 highly skilled green UK jobs by 2030. Creating these jobs and providing the skills and training needed to succeed in them are important priorities for the UK Government. In its July 2021 report, the Green Jobs Task Force made clear recommendations to Government on driving investment in net zero, building pathways into good green careers and ensuring a just transition for workers in the higher carbon economy.

The decentralised energy sector has a pivotal role to play in this growth, offering a vast range of place-based jobs – both now and in the near future.

Heat and Decentralised Energy 2021: Green Skills and Jobs – a three-day virtual conference hosted by the Association for Decentralised Energy and the Energy Institute – will explore how the decentralised energy sector can respond to and position itself for this anticipated growth, and how we can use this opportunity to continue to advocate for the support the sector needs. Bringing together industry, partners, stakeholders and policymakers, the conference will put heat, power, flexibility and efficiency in the green recovery spotlight.

Invited speakers include:

Juliet Davenport OBE, Founder, Good Energy
Andrew Esson, Director of Industrial Strategy at Newcastle College and member of the Green Jobs Task Force
Charlotte Large, Strategy, Policy and Innovation Director, EQUANS, and head of Heat Network Industry Council Skills Working Group
Stephen Phipson CBE, Chief Executive, Make UK
Professor Jim Skea CBE FRSE FEI HonFSE, Co-Chair of the IPCC Working Group III and Commissioner, Scottish Just Transition Commission
Russell Smith, Founder and Director of Retrofit Works and member of the Green Jobs Task Force
Over the three days of the event, you’ll also have the chance to hear insights, experiences and ideas from UK and global leaders and exemplars in decentralised energy, to share your ideas and to network with others across the local energy sector.

Join us online from 29 September to 1 October. Register your free place today at

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