From a pilot scheme in the Drumbane/Upperchurch community in rural Tipperary in 2012/2013, a nascent ECTC was formed in 2014, as 4 communities came together to carry out energy efficiency works on older houses and community buildings, leveraging grants from the SEAI under the Better Energy Communities scheme. 111 houses and 2 community buildings were upgraded, receiving a grant of €643k and generating 1GWh (Gigawatt/hour) in energy savings.
With this success, ECTC was formally founded in 2015 and grew to include 8 communities. The board of ECTC is made up of unpaid, volunteer directors from the participating communities as well as one each from North Tipperary LEADER Partnership (NTLP) and the Tipperary Energy Agency (TEA).Register Your Interest
Terryglass is a picturesque Award Winning Village on the North East shore line of Lough Derg Tipperary. The Terryglass Improvements Association joined the ECTC Better Energy Communities group in 2018, and are currently preparing an SEAI funded Energy Master Plan in 2019, aimed at local business, community, and private houses to raise awareness of energy […]More Info
With the co-ordination of Energy Communities Tipperary Co-operative CLG, households and businesses in the region are assisted in undertaking energy efficiency works. With the energy credits obtained from these works local community facilities have the opportunity to avail of energy upgrades at a much reduced cost. In 2017 – they upgraded 24 houses & Cappamore […]More Info
Drombane and Upperchurch is aiming to reduce the amount of money leaving our local economy in the form of energy and fuel bills every year. The steps to do this are basic enough in the form of better insulation in our homes. The less energy we use to heat our homes, the less we have […]More Info
Great to read this informative and timely piece from RTE on saving money on your home heating http://www.rte.ie/new…Read More
Grants of 35% & 80% are still available for homes seeking insulation, stoves and boilers their homes under the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland BETTRead More
Grants of 35% and 80% are still available for homes seeking insulation, stoves and boilers for their homes under funding secured by Energy…Read More
A UK energy co-op is offering free biomass boilers to social and community buildings. Biomass Energy Co-op has developed..Read More
The whole process from start to finish was a dream, Paul O Brien from Sola made the experience so easy for me. He helped with every aspect from application to finishing touches. He almost acted as project manager and organised contractors and kept them efficient. The standard of work that was done was amazing, the house had a lot of mould and rising damp, it was freezing cold as the insulation was very poor and was in bad need of upgrading, and this wouldn’t have been possible without the help of SEAI and Tipperary Co-operative upgrade works. I am so grateful to these two groups as I was given a comfortable,warm and energy efficient house. Its lovely to come home to a warm house in the evening. The air quality is has improved hugely also, as my daughter has asthma and finds a big difference when shes in the house for long periods. Also having the convenience of just one bill now is a big help to me. Overall this experience was such a positive one and I would encourage anyone that might be eligible to apply, it has changed my life for the better and I am eternally grateful.
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