20 April | The Future is now, using tomorrow’s technology today

20 April | The Future is now, using tomorrow’s technology today

17:30 – 19:30

Trevithick Lecture Theatre (T2/09), Cardiff School of Engineering, The Parade, Cardiff, CF24 3AA

Tim will talk about Empower Community proposing the world’s first mass role out of new mixed technologies (PV, batteries, half hourly meters, intelligent switching and LED lights). Why have these proven technologies not been integrated before at scale? What have been the barriers to this happening earlier? What implications does this have on infrastructure, future energy policy and fuel poverty?

The purpose of Empower Community is to accelerate the transition to a low carbon economy by providing access to much-needed capital for community renewable energy and energy efficiency projects. It is designed to create a virtuous cycle of resource allocation for social and environmental benefit that encourages large-scale community participation, ownership and responsibility. Empower Community is a social enterprise that balances the interests of all stakeholders by providing a high quality investment opportunity with attractive returns, reinvesting profits in further community projects and facilitating a community share in revenues and ultimate community ownership of assets. Empower are planning new developments in Wales and are keen to meet new partners.

Light refreshments will be served at 5.30, before the lecture, which starts at 6.00pm


Tim Melville has worked in the renewable and property sectors for 20 years, studied at Cardiff University gaining a BSc (Tech)(Hons) in Management, Engineering Production, Economics and Commerce.

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