Free Energy Seminars For Rural Businesses

Debbie Hodgkinson of Staffordshire Savoury Eggs helps reduce overheads with her solar PV installation.
Debbie Hodgkinson of Staffordshire Savoury Eggs helps reduce overheads with her solar PV installation

Keeping energy costs to a minimum is important for everyone in these challenging times. Staffordshire Rural Hub, an organisation dedicated to the sustainability and profitability of the rural economy, is hosting two free seminars to help inform rural businesses about ways to save on ever spiraling diesel, gas and electricity bills.

The Energy Seminars take place on Thursday 9th May at Staffordshire County Showground and Tuesday 14th May at the Rudyard Hotel near Leek.

Each lasting an hour, with a buffet provided, the talks will include information about a group fuel buying scheme from the Community Council of Staffordshire that can provide savings of up to ten percent.

The main focus of the evening will be how wind, solar energy, biomass and other renewable technologies are already helping many local farmers combat sharp increases in electricity bills. There will be an explanation of the popular renewable technologies used in agriculture from Staffordshire firm Loryan Renewable Engineering, as well as free advice on financing from the Natwest Bank.

The seminars will also feature a brief talk from a farmer who are already benefitting from their own renewable systems, with Debbie Hodgkinson of Staffordshire Savoury Eggs speaking about her solar photovoltaic system at the Leek event and David Brown of Hoegrange Farm, near Matlock, who will be speaking at the Stafford event.

The events are free to attend and everyone from the agricultural and rural community is welcome. To reserve your place call 01785 255 305 or 01785 719 118. Alternatively email Staffordshire@ruralhubspartnership.co.uk