Sustainable event power to be discussed at Event Production Show

EventProductionShowThe Green Festival Alliance’s practical guide to sustainable power at outdoor events will be presented at a seminar at the upcoming Event Production Show entitled Innovations in Power: Reducing Costs and Carbon.

Alongside presentations from four industry experts, the seminar will also include a comprehensive overview of the guide, which was published in December and was designed to bring together the Powerful Thinking Campaign research initiative, which monitored generators at eight festivals last summer.

Chris Johnson, chair, Green Festival Alliance, said: “This guide is a response to requests from festival organisers for information and resources about how to manage power more efficiently. The industry is on the brink of a huge shift toward a more sustainable approach – it’s taking place now, with  solutions emerging on the market by the month. It’s not a magic bullet, but there should be something in here for everyone, and crucially, it starts an industry-wide conversation that can help to move things forward.

“Having the opportunity to talk about the guide and bring a panel of industry experts together at the Event Production Show is the perfect way to begin that process.”

This seminar, which will be held from 11am to 12pm on February 6, promises to be both interactive and informative with four, Japanese style, “Pecha Kucha” presentations (20 slides for 20 seconds) about the very latest innovations and trends in temporary festival power. There will be a panel discussion moderated by a representative from Julie’s Bicycle and a Q&A session with industry experts.

Delivering the presentations will be Chris Johnson, Green Festival Alliance; Bill Eagan, Agrekko; Richard Randle, Firefly; David Noble, Midas UK and Laura Pando, Festival Republic. The panel will discuss efficiencies and renewable technologies; solar and hybrid power revolution; biofuel as an alternative to diesel; what festival organisers can do and where there are savings to be made, if any.