The community energy sector in Greater Manchester has existed for many years and has seen a number of successes over that time period. However, it is still relatively small and fragmented compared to the potential impact it could have. This is due to a lack of awareness and confidence in the sector across all stakeholders, and each stakeholder has its own particular concerns where they lack confidence in community energy. The focus of the peer review will be these areas where stakeholders lack confidence or capacity, and what actions there might be which could possibly address these concerns.
More specifically the event will engage with key sector stakeholders to consider the following questions:
1. Which are the specific areas in which each of the key stakeholders lack confidence in the community energy sector, including themes which are common across a number of stakeholders?
2. What recommendations can the peer review group make as to how these areas where confidence is lacking can be addressed?