Seminar to explore energy sector opportunities

Seminar to explore energy sector opportunities

BUSINESSES interested in the latest developments within the energy sector are invited to this free breakfast seminar hosted by Tendring District Council (TDC).

Attendees will hear from industry experts, including representatives of Nautilus Associates, EDF Energy, Galloper Wind Farm and Greater South East Energy Hub.

Forming part of TENDRING4GROWTH Business Week, the event takes place on Wednesday 2nd October 2019, from 8.30am to 10.30am, at The Waterfront, Dovercourt.

The event will cover all aspects of macro and micro generation relevant to the East of England, with an emphasis on wind, nuclear and micro grid systems. There will be an opportunity to meet other businesses operating in this sector and learn more about the opportunities in the industry’s supply chain.

The morning will be chaired by Simon Gray, CEO of EEEGR (East of England Energy Group).

EEEGR was launched on 29 March 2001 as a not-for-profit trade body to represent the energy sector and its supply chain in the East of England. Its core programmes and projects are geared towards the sustainable development of the energy industry in the East of England, to help it thrive.

The morning’s keynote speakers include:

  • Jonathan Reynolds (Nautilus Associates) who will speak on the scale of the commercial energy opportunity in the UK and East of England.
  • Sean Chenery (Galloper Wind Farm Limited) will discuss construction, operations & maintenance, and supply chain requirements, as well as the plans to expand the wind farm’s operational footprint.
  • Chris Squires (Hinkley Point) will explain the work that EDF Energy is undertaking at Hinkley, Sizewell and Bradwell.
  • Peter Gudde (Greater South East Energy Hub) will explain about the work of the new energy hub.

There will also be a panel discussion with a chance to ask questions, and plenty of opportunities for networking during the seminar.

Councillor Mary Newton, Cabinet Member for Business and Economic Growth at TDC, said: “One of the key target growth sectors for Tendring is Energy. Tendring is very well placed to achieve significant economic growth in the sector and so it is important for us to support businesses involved in all aspects of generation and distribution and build upon our successes so far.

“The panel of expert speakers will highlight a range of opportunities, so we encourage all businesses interested in this sector to attend.”

This will be a popular event and places are limited so early booking is advisable.

To find out more and book your place and to sign up to the Council’s Business Updates Service please visit