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MEET OUR SPEAKERS: PATRICK ALLCORN

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Patrick Allcorn, Head of Domestic RHI Policy from the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), will join our panel of experts for the upcoming evening event “RHI: Making the most of Heating Systems” on 18 September. This session explores RHI: the world’s first long-term financial support programme for renewable heat. Patrick Allcorn, Head of Domestic RHI at DECC will review the outcomes of the first 6 months of the scheme, the public response and uptake and the challenges moving forwards. We will also hear about the history and future of UK heat networks, with a particular focus on resident and community participation, and an overview of some current modelling work themed around the area of smart systems and heat. Our panel of industry experts  will discuss the merits of the domestic RHI as well as district heat networks and community low-carbon heating alongside some of their own experiences with the technology.

Patrick joined the RHI team in early 2012 and is responsible for developing the policy, the public consultation leading to the policy Announcement on the Domestic RHI in Summer 2013 and the launch in April. He also has responsibility for marketing and engaging stakeholders for the whole RHI. Prior to this appointment he was responsible for aspects of community energy. He set up the LEAF project that enabled over 200 communities to organise local energy schemes in 2012. He also created Community Energy Online and ran engagement events for Plan LoCaL, both of which aim to provide a framework for local renewable energy schemes to be owned by and benefit the local communities. Before joining DECC, Patrick worked for Transport for London and the London Borough of Croydon, as well as time working as a journalist and a sustainability consultant.

On the day, Patrick will be giving a talk on the benefits of both the domestic and non-domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI). This will include case studies of accredited installations showing possible financial returns and an update on latest policy developments.

Don’t miss your chance to hear from Patrick, along with our other speakers:

  • Paul Clark: MD, Rural Energy
  • Jodie Lahon: Communications & Stakeholder Manager - Domestic RHI, Ofgem
  • Charlotte Johnson: Senior Research Associate in the UCL Energy Institute
  • Francis Li: Senior Research Associate in the UCL Energy Institute
  • Paul Dodds: Senior Research Associate in the UCL Energy Institute
  • More to be announced!