Scotland Policy Conferences

Since lockdown, we have been organising our full programme of conferences online. We will continue online until further notice, to ensure we play our part in helping our employees and delegates to remain safe during this time. We are pleased that so many key stakeholders, policymakers and other interested parties - both old friends and new delegates - are taking up the opportunity to discuss public policy issues and network at our impartial seminars. New events are coming on to our conference programme all the time. So there are plenty of opportunities for you to join us if you haven’t already, from wherever you are. For booking-related queries, or information on speaking, please email us at or contact us using one of the following numbers: +44 (0)7951044809 / +044 (0)7503591880 / +44 (0)7538736244.

Policy priorities for renewables in Scotland: investment, planning, technology and developing offshore energy sources

May 2019

This seminar brought together policymakers with key stakeholders to discuss the next steps for enhancing grid capacity, the future Capacity Market and developing storage solutions for renewable energy to support the flexibility of the system, and increased use of renewable sources of energy.

Delegates also considered the future for the offshore sector in Scotland with discussion on how the offshore and marine sector will fit within the wider renewables policy framework in the future.

Further sessions discussed the next steps in diversifying renewable generation in Scotland and looked at lessons which can be learnt from examples of good practice within localised projects; how the changes to the planning system in Scotland through the Planning Bill will impact on renewables and the way forward in tackling the challenges to current funding and investment.


Price: £95 PLUS VAT

Shortly after every Scotland Policy Conferences seminar, a briefing document is produced. This is distributed to all delegates on the day as well as to our policymaker contacts in government, and to stakeholders more widely.

A seminar publication provides a timely record of proceedings, and acts as a guide to the latest thinking on current policy issues for those unable to be at the event.

This publication includes


Contributions from keynotes and panellists, including accompanying slides*
*Subject to approval

Delegate Pack

Information from the day, including delegate list, biographies and agenda


Transcript of questions and comments posed to speakers from attending delegates


Supplementary articles from speakers
and delegates