A conference is being delivered in Kendal by Cumbria Action for Sustainability (CAfS).
It will form part of the 12th annual Cumbria Green Build Festival, a week long programme of events focusing on energy efficiency, and low carbon solutions.
International and regional experts will discuss the future of energy use and generation in Cumbria.
It aims to give local businesses, organisations and any other interested parties, an insight into opportunities, and how people in Cumbria can benefit from them.
American company, Tesla Inc. will headline the conference, and will be exploring the future of energy storage, generation and distribution in Cumbria.
Tesla is a leading battery storage company, and will be discussing how batteries enable businesses and homeowners to be more flexible in their energy usage, and how to store energy and avoid peak charges on bills.
For businesses generating their own electricity through solar power, wind, hydro or combined heat and power, storage then becomes even more attractive.
Phil Davies, chief executive of CAfS, is keen to see Cumbrians capitalise on these new innovations.
He said: “Quite often Cumbria finds itself at the back of the queue in terms of energy innovation. This conference gives our businesses and communities an opportunity to be entrepreneurial.
“Being so rural and being blessed with so many renewables, Cumbria is ideally suited to benefit from energy storage.”
Mr Davies added: “With large scale commercial battery storage systems now into the megawatts, the applications for big industry and commerce becomes limitless.”
Speakers include Mark Cropper (James Cropper plc, Kendal), Cara Blockley (Electricity North West), Martin Cottrell (Tesla), Gill Fenna (Quantum Strategy and Technology, Lancaster), and Chris Blake (Renew Wales).
Places are fully funded for all delegates, due to support provided by Electricity North West and South Lakeland District Council. Both are hoping to support business innovation in the region and help consumers to plan for future innovations across the industry.
The conference will take place at Kendal Town Hall on September 22.
The event is free to businesses and members of the public, but booking is essential. www.cafs.org.uk/events.