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.
OREF Member, Martin Lee will present a short history of why standards are needed for the connection of generators to public electricity networks and why there are some major changes happening around 2017... Read More
OREF Member, Community Energy Scotland (CES) is supporting Integrated Environmental Solutions Limited (IES), Our Power and London Business School, on an Innovate UK project called CEDISON which is looking at peer to peer... Read More
The Orkney Renewable Energy Forum (OREF) believes that 2018 will be a critical year for renewables in Orkney with major decisions locally and nationally set to determine whether and how the many benefits... Read More
Orkney is at the forefront of marine renewable energy and is also well on the way to becoming a renewable system test bed. However, we are also extremely vulnerable to changes in policy... Read More
Orkney Cloud project: data, energy and community, combined in Orkney Exploring what community-led, cloud services might be, here, where the social networks are thick, and the environmental resource to power data processing is huge. Longtime collaborator in Orkney, Laura... Read More
This months meeting will see a presentation from Mark Hamilton, Solo Energy Ltd and Stephen Kemp, Orkney Builders Ltd on how renewable technology can be used to provide energy efficient homes using the most up-to-date... Read More
April saw the launch of the Orkney Electric Vehicle Strategy 2018-2023. This document, produced by OREF members, aims to guide the necessary investments for EVs in Orkney. It was consulted upon late 2017, a... Read More