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.
Over the last decade Orkney has been through an unprecedented sequence of twists and turns that have had a profound influence upon the islands of Orkney. Many of these have also had a... Read More
The Orkney Islands have been awarded €100,000 in the first ever EU RESPonsible Island Prize, funded by Horizon 2020, the EU research and innovation programme. Following evaluation by an international panel of independent... Read More
Common Weal have produced a prospectus for change called ‘Our Common Home’ and it makes interesting reading. On Tuesday 5th May, OREF will host an online event on this topic. Report author Robin... Read More
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
A special open day, aimed at showcasing the new Orkney Research and Innovation Campus (ORIC) Robert Rendall building in Stromness, is set to take place later this month. The facility, located on the... Read More
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
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