The sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) is tasked with transiting Ireland to a low carbon economy by persuading and enabling communities to reduce their their greenhouse gas emissions. One of the  key enablers of this transition has been the promotion by SEAI of the establishment of sustainable energy communities throughout many parts of Ireland.  These groups are community lead and SEAI provides both mentoring and financial incentives to help the communities establish themselves.

    

The Speaker on this session will be Stephen Donnelly a researcher with the Institute of Technology's Sligo Contract Research Unit and a mentor on the SEAI's sustainable energy communities program. Stephen is also the Irish lead on the Interreg North West Europe low carbon RED-Wolf project. Red-Wolf has two other Irish partners - Carbery Housing Association and Cork City Council. For more information on RED_WOLF go to www.nweurope.eu/projects/project-search/red-wolf-rethink-electricity-distribution-without-load-following/

In his presentation Stephen will highlight the key ingredients of successful community engagement to enable communities to come together and plan a way forward to reduce their greenhouse emissions. 

If you would like to participate in this event please send an email to [email protected]