The full conference and exhibition, which focuses on wind, wave and tidal energy, runs from 11 to 13 November and is expected to attract over 4,000 delegates.
Today’s session (12 November) included a political keynote address from Ed Davey, secretary of state for energy and climate change, who last week gave the green light to triple the size of the Walney offshore wind farm, off the coast of Cumbria.
“This project alone is expected to create 230 new jobs during the construction phase and many more opportunities throughout the UK economy,” Davey said.
“Driving investment in energy has made us the top country in the world for investing in offshore wind.”
On the final day of the event, the main exhibition and a range of specialist seminars will be free to enter.
Landowners interested in understanding the benefits and issues associated with installing a small or medium wind turbine on their site will be able to listen to experts discuss issues such as financing, planning, connecting to the grid, assessing feasibility and technical development.
For those working in or looking to diversify into the renewable energy sector, the conference will also provide opportunities to build contacts and find entry points into the supply chain.
Individuals or businesses wanting to learn about the career opportunities and key skills required within the renewable energy sector will also be able to access a careers fair, CV surgeries and dedicated sessions on training and re-skilling from industry innovators.
According to research published by RenewableUK, the wind, wave and tidal energy sectors experienced a 74 per cent increase in jobs between 2010 and 2013, with the potential for 100,000 people to be employed directly or indirectly by 2023.
To register for the event, click here.