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Renewable Energy System Design & Development


Connecting Women in District Heat Event on 9th December.

Posted on 26 November 2019

The Association for Decentralised Energy says that: “Half of the UK’s energy use derives from heat and is the cause of a third of greenhouse gas emissions. The Government’s Clean Growth Strategy sets out ways for district heating and heat networks to decarbonise heat, whilst there is clear evidence that heat networks can tackle fuel poverty, build local employment and supply chains, and foster community resilience.”

In the past few months, a new network of women working in district heating has come together to hold regular meetings, sharing ideas and experiences to develop approaches to building the representation, capacity and confidence of women in the industry. From this, the conference focused on women and district heating has come about and Infinitas Design is very proud to be a part of this. 

The event will explore the future landscape for district heating and decentralised energy and the technical, commercial and regulatory drivers that will take us there. It will also help to build confidence and resilience by exploring leadership, negotiation, mentoring and bias, as well as providing a space for networking, conversation and enjoying each other’s company. 

Laura will be presenting a  technical workshop alongside Adriana Rodriguez from Vattenfall, which will explore the “design and operation of heat networks in a post-gas environment.” See below for event details. 

The other Confirmed Speakers alongside Laura will be:

  • Sandy Abrahams, Partner, Lux Nova
  • Jennifer Belk. Commercial Project Development Manager, SSE
  • Tanja Groth, Lead Economist – Energy and Environment, Sweco
  • Lucy Padfield, Director, Ramboll UK
  • Adriana Rodriguez Cobas, Asset Operations Manager, Vattenfall
  • Ruth Rule, Director, Energy Direction

Please indicate if you would like support when registering, bursaries will be available for those who need support with childcare or care responsibilities and if you know of a female colleague who might be interested in attending, please pass on the event invitation via the Eventbrite link below. 

You can book your FREE tickets for the event by following the link below, tickets are nearly sold out so act quickly!!

(The event has a waiting list available on Eventbrite, so if you are unable to book your place, you could be accommodated later on). 

Click Here to Book via Eventbrite

Connecting Women in District Heat will be held at Friends Meeting House, 173-177 Euston Road, London NW1 2BJ on Monday 9 December 2019. Although it has been specifically designed to support and enable women working within the district heating and decentralised energy sector, it is open to all.