Since 2000, the Orkney Renewable Energy Forum (OREF) has been an integral part of the development of a diverse and successful renewable energy industry in Orkney.  As a membership organisation, OREF is open to businesses and individuals with an involvement or interest in Orkney’s renewable energy sector.

OREF aims to address strategic issues affecting Orkney’s renewables sector through focused collaboration with members, the local community, key stakeholders, and Orkney’s world-leading academic and research organisations.


=Latest News

What we know about EV batteries

OREF has done an assay on LEAF batteries three times; in January 2018, 2019 and March 2020. We can now see how car batteries are behaving and there are some interesting findings. OREF... Read More

Our Common Home

On Tuesday May 5th, author Robin McAlpine of Common Weal presented highlights from their prospectus for change called ‘Our Common Home’ to a nearly 50 strong OREF virtual audience on TEAMS. Taking the audience... Read More

Hydrogen Ferries

On Tuesday 7th April 2020, OREF hosted a very successful online event on the topic of Hydrogen Ferries. In light of the current Covid-19 restrictions, we wanted to ensure continued engagement with our... Read More

Sustainable Orkney Conference: Spring 2020

OREF invites interested local organisations and individuals to take part in the Sustainable Orkney Conference – a weekend of presentations, knowledge sharing and discussions; a chance to come together as a community to... Read More