Panel 2, Wednesday 24 Jun 13:30-15:00 (GMT+1)

SKILLS SHORTAGES FOR TRANSITION TO SMART LOCAL ENERGY SYSTEMS

Moderator:

- Peter Woodward , Founding Director of Quest Associates facilitation company and an expert professional facilitator on topics of sustainable development.


Panellists:

- José Braz, an economist with diverse public service experience, at national and international level. Past functions include the International Monetary Fund, the Portuguese Finance ministry, and a local municipality as well as the regulation of insurance, pension funds, competition and energy, including EU smart grids.
- N Neil Kermode, Managing Director, The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) Limited
- Dave Tudgey, a community energy specialist & founder of Bristol Energy Network, Project Development Officer Bristol Energy Network (BEN) & Community and Development Director for The Cold Homes Energy Efficiency Survey Experts (C.H.E.E.S.E) Project.
- Dr Helene Turon, Reader in Economics, University of Bristol, UK, working on both theoretical and empirical aspects of labour market models.


Abstract
In order to realise successful transition to clean, smart local energy systems we need to ensure that the right skills and training are provided to the current/future energy system workers. This panel will discuss what lessons could we learn from current or recent transition projects, how would one go about identifying which skills will be required in the medium-term future, and what kind of training should be provided, by whom and to whom to support such skills development, as well as what roles do various energy systems stakeholders have in such a transition and training provision?

Panel is supported by EnergyREV project,

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