With a variety of onsite applications for heat, typically high bills and a desire to diversify; agricultural and rural communities are perfectly suited to renewable heating technologies. Add to this the fact that RHI support for both ground and air source heat pumps has never been higher and there has arguably never been a better time to promote heat pump technologies and related opportunities to the farmers and landowners of the UK.

Taking place on 7th & 8th February 2018, once again at the Telford International Centre, Shropshire; the ninth annual Energy Now Expo will be held in association with the NFU and CLA and supported by organisations including HPA, GSHPA, NNFCC, Fram Farmers and Woldmarsh Producers.

In addition to the exhibition and renewables advice clinic, the 2018 event boasts a multi-streamed conference, featuring key speakers:

  • Mike Nankivell, President, HPA
  • Ray Noble, REA solar & storage advisor
  • Dr Jonathan Scurlock, Chief renewables and climate change advisor, NFU
  • Hiten Sonpal, Head of Specialist sectors, Lombard
  • Mark Tufnell, vice-President, CLA
  • Jennifer Pride, Head of renewable energy team, Welsh Government
  • James Court, Head of Policy, REA
  • Henry Phillips, Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV)
  • Steffan Messenger, Environment Correspondent, BBC
  • John Findlay, Chairman, GSHPA

With Key topics for discussion to include:

  • Air source heating in action! A case study of an existing onfarm installation
  • The next steps for the gas grid
  • Crowdfunding and financing renewable energy schemes
  • The Clean Growth Strategy
  • An update on subsidy support
  • What’s in store for the low-emission vehicle sector?
  • Heat storage techniques
  • Navigating the planning application process

Organisers are also pleased to announce two new attractions at the 2018 show – An Energy storage theatre, in which the technologies, opportunities and associated policy will be discussed and a Low-emission vehicle showroom, in which electric, hybrid and gas-powered vehicles will be on show.

Thousands of farmers and landowners are once again expected to visit the show in February to understand and explore their renewable energy opportunities. To discuss the exhibition options available please contact a member of the team on 01905 616 665 or sales@energy-now.co.uk. Further information can be found at www.energynowexpo.co.uk.