Lorraine Power (CLDC) is the Community Energy Mentor for County Clare and would love to hear from communities interested in joining the growing network – so far we have 25 communities signed up in County Clare. Lorraine will guide groups through the 3 steps of ‘Learn, Plan and Do’.
SEAI provides mentoring and funding to help communities achieve their sustainable energy ambitions, for example 100% funding for the development of an Energy Master Plan to include a range of energy audits for community buildings and homes. Registering as an SEC is a quick and easy process on the SEAI website, then Lorraine will be in touch to offer support and guidance. The main priority is that the group gets community buy-in.
It is great to see communities coming together to reap the benefits of energy efficiency, cleaner air and greater energy independence. Communities working together will be central to us meeting our net zero emissions targets by 2050.
Ballyhoura Development CLG coordinates the SEC Programme in the Mid and South West, in partnership with key partners in Co Cork, Co Kerry, Co Clare, Co Tipperary and Co Limerick, supported by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI). We have set up a useful regional webpage that contains all you need to know about setting up a Sustainable Energy Community in your area. Click on the links below for details.
Click here for information and to register for our upcoming information clinics, community energy plans workshops and our solar PV talk.