Kilkenny communities taught to develop their own green power projects
By Joshua Cullen
Independent energy agency 3cea is hosting a free online webinar on the development of renewable energy projects for community groups in Kilkenny and Carlow.
The webinar, which will take place from 9.30am on December 2 with the support of the Kilkenny LEADER Partnership, will discuss specific steps organisations need to take to develop their own renewable energy project while highlighting potential opportunities for local communities.
Rory Mullan of Mullan Grid Consulting, an energy consultancy with an expertise in renewable energy, will help attendees identify if there is an opportunity to connect their own renewable energy project to their local grid.
3cea energy engineer Gráinne Kennedy said the event will be of interest to a wide range of groups and organisations, from those who would like to take basic steps to improve energy efficiency to others looking to undertake a renewable energy project.
“I would urge anyone interested, from Tidy Towns committee to GAA clubs to schools and parish committees and more, to register for this online event and get tips from the experts about what’s possible in your community and the funding opportunities available,” Ms Kennedy said.
“Community renewable energy projects will reduce your carbon emissions in your locality while providing your community with an income for the long term. They also ensure the local community is in control, and that the project is aligned with broader community goals.”