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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).

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Energy Transition Online Meeting – How Tipperary Communities Can Benefit

September 15, 2020

Community activists and volunteers are invited to a web-meeting entitled “The Energy Transition – How Your Community Can Benefit” on Tuesday September 22nd from 7.30-9pm. This online event will be an introduction for community groups interested in developing local energy projects. Participants can find out what help there is for groups under the SEAI Sustainable […]

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Drombane Upperchurch Energy Team featured on Tipp Mid-West Radio

September 3, 2020

Listen to the story of Drombane/Upperchurch Energy Team as featured on Tipp Mid-West Radio on Tuesday night 1st September, which was broadcast as part of the ‘Together, Stronger’ series. This was an excellent initiative by the local community which was setup to reduce the amount of money leaving the local economy in the form of energy and fuel […]

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EPA Report ‘Responding to the Energy Transition in Ireland: The Experience and Capacity of Communities’ features ECTC and member communities

August 31, 2020

Energy Communities Tipperary Cooperative (ECTC) along with member communities of Drombane/Upperchurch and Birdhill feature strongly in a recently published EPA Report ‘Responding to the Energy Transition in Ireland: The Experience and Capacity of Communities’ The report examines the role of citizens and communities in the energy transition to a low carbon future which are seen […]

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Loughmore-Castleiney Sustainable Energy Community Webinar 14th July

July 8, 2020

There is a public energy information webinar being organised by Energy Communities Tipperary Cooperative in association with Loughmore-Castleiney Sustainable Energy Community (SEC) on 14th July at 7.30pm. Householders will be introduced to the plan for Loughmore’s Sustainable Energy Masterplan by ORS Consulting Engineers and learn about saving money on energy costs and home heating, details […]

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Energy Information Webinar Recording from Templemore

May 15, 2020

There was a public energy information webinar organised by Energy Communities Tipperary Cooperative (ECTC) in association with Templemore Community Development Association (TCDA) on Thursday 14th May. Householders learned about how to save money on energy costs and home heating, details of grants available for energy upgrades and community owned renewable energy projects. The event was […]

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Energy Information Webinar 14th May 2020

May 11, 2020

There is a public energy information webinar being organised by Energy Communities Tipperary Cooperative in association with Templemore Community Development Association and Community Power on Thursday 14th May at 7.30pm. Householders will learn about how to save money on energy costs and home heating, details of grants available for energy upgrades and community owned renewable […]

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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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