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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 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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7% increase in Domestic BER audits in January-March 2020 Nationwide

April 16, 2020

There were 20,995 Building Energy Rating (BER) audits reported in quarter one 2020 compared with 19,617 in January to March 2019 (see Table 1). This is an increase of 7% and could be due to factors such as an increase in new dwellings, updating of old BER certificates, and new renovation work. Dwellings built in […]

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Webinar to focus on Energy Democracy in Local Communities, so everyone has access to Community Power

March 16, 2020

An online webinar aimed at discussing how we can build energy democracy in local communities so that everyone has access to community power will be held on Tuesday, March 24th. Co-hosted by Tipperary Energy Agency and Friends of the Earth Ireland, the webinar will be free to join but places are limited so registration is essential. Community-owned energy […]

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Energy Information Event Ballingarry, South Tipperary, 20th February 2020

February 17, 2020

There is a public energy information evening in Ballingarry, South Tipperary, on Thursday Feb. 20th at 8pm in the Community Centre. Householders will learn about how to save money on energy costs and home heating, details of grants available for energy upgrades, finance options available through the Credit Union and community owned renewable energy projects.  […]

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Energy Information Event Holycross 18th February

February 11, 2020

There is a public energy information evening in Holycross on Tuesday Feb. 18th at 8pm in the Community Centre. Householders will learn about how to save money on energy costs and home heating, details of grants available for energy upgrades, finance options available through the Credit Union and community owned renewable energy projects.    The […]

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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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