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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).

ECTC National Housing Retrofit Scheme 2021

ECTC have successfully applied for funding through both Better Energy Communities and National Housing Retrofit schemes for 2021.

Applications are now open for homeowners who which to carry out a whole house retrofit to their home in order to achieve the  B2 on the BER scale required by SEAI and the Department of the Environment as part of the Climate Action Plan.

If you are interested in applying for a technical assessment on your homes to asses suitability please log on through our online portal and we will send the application form and information pack.

Places are limited and all works must be complete by October 14th 2021 so apply today.

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Kantoher Energy Information Webinar 31st March

March 18, 2021

There is a public energy information webinar being organised by Energy Communities Tipperary Cooperative in association with Kantoher Development Group for homeowners on Wednesday March 31st at 8pm. Householders will learn about how to save money on energy costs and home heating, details of grants available for home energy upgrades and community owned renewable energy […]

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ECTC National Housing Retrofit Scheme 2021

March 3, 2021

ECTC have successfully applied for funding through both Better Energy Communities and National Housing Retrofit schemes for 2021. Applications are now open for homeowners who which to carry out a whole house retrofit to their home in order to achieve the  B2 on the BER scale required by SEAI and the Department of the Environment […]

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Launch of Energy Communities Tipperary Cooperative Energy Master Plan

February 24, 2021

Energy Communities Tipperary Cooperative will be launching the new Energy Master Plan on 30th of March in an online meeting at 7.30pm. EcoEye’s Duncan Stewart will be the guest speaker on the night along with reps from ECTC, Gearóid Fitzgibbon, SEAI Mentor for Sustainable Energy Communities and Eoghain O Horgain from Tipperary Energy Agency who […]

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Clonoulty Rossmore Energy Information Webinar 2nd March 2021

February 19, 2021

There is a public energy information webinar being organised by Energy Communities Tipperary Cooperative for homeowners on March 2nd at 7.30pm. Householders will learn about how to save money on energy costs and home heating, details of grants available for home energy upgrades and community owned renewable energy projects. Speakers will include representatives from Energy […]

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Cratloe Energy Information Online Meeting 23rd February

February 3, 2021

Cratloe Community Council, in conjunction with Energy Communities Tipperary Cooperative (ECTC) is organising an energy information webinar on Tuesday 23rd February at 7.30pm. Householders will learn about how to save money on energy costs and home heating as well as details of grants available for home energy upgrades. There will be guidance on how Cratloe […]

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€995,000 boost to Community led Energy Efficiency Project with Energy Communities Tipperary Co-op and Littleton and Ballingarry Communities under Just Transition fund

November 25, 2020

Energy Communities Tipperary Cooperative (ECTC) has been announced as one of the successful applicants in the provisional offers of funding made under the Just Transition Fund.  The ‘Community Led Just Transition North Tipperary’ Project is a collaboration between ECTC and Littleton Development Association CLG. and Ballingarry (Thurles) Community Development CLG. The project aims to mobilise […]

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Testimonials

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.

Chrissie Harkin – Pilot of Deep Retrofit 2017

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