Renewable energy in Ireland is not just about electrcity and the grid. Ireland has a vast potential for offshore wind energy (OWE), which can play a crucial role in Europe's overall energy strategy and contribute to our climate goals. While the East Coast can meet...
Energy Co-operatives Ireland
Sustainability Transition – Community Opportunity
COMMUNITY CO-OP FORMATION
We support community based renewable energy co-operatives at every stage of their development, guiding them through the legal process of setting up a co-operative, advising them on their dealings with state agencies, introducing them to our network of co-operatives where they can learn from best practice examples, helping them communicate their message locally and nationally.
We participate in the trial and development of a range of renewable energy technologies which will offer huge opportunities for employment for energy conservation and green power generation.
The intelligent integration of energy consumption within a pro-sumer network is potentially one of the most significant developments in the transition process towards the low-carbon economy. It also one of the opportunities that offers the greatest benefits to your community. Watch our video explaining the significance of SMG’s.
SUSTAINABLE H2 IRELAND
Energy Co-operatives Ireland is at the forefront of the development of a sustainable green hydrogen economy on the island of Ireland. We are putting communites at the heart of this opportunity: in reasearch, deployment opportunites and ownership of projects (see some of our projects in our research page)
ABOUT ENERGY CO-OPS IRELAND
Promoting community access to the benefits of renewable energy
We are a co-operative renewable energy consultancy promoting community access to the benefits of renewable energy. Our membership comprises of renewable energy experts, experienced co-operative regulations advisers, an expert project managers, financial advisers and a highly skilled communications and media team. Energy Co-operatives Ireland has an open democratic structure. We support co-operatives that have as wide a community membership as possible and seek to distribute benefits to the community as a whole. We have been successful in assisting community co-ops at every stage of their development from their first public meeting to the successful processing of a planning application and their sourcing of finances to bring the projects to reality.
BUILDING A NATIONAL NETWORK OF STRONG COMMUNITY CO-OPS
DEVELOPING RENEWABLE ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES
PROMOTING THE SMART GRID
REPLACING IMPORTED CARBON FUELS WITH SUSTAINABLE ALTERNATIVES
CEO Energy Co-ops Ireland
FIACC Ó BROLCHÁIN
LÚGH Ó BRAONÁIN
Solar and Hydrogen
ECI was a key early partner of Fuinneamh and has contributed tirelessly to its development which includes an inward investment of over €3m in energy conservation measures accross the three Aran Islands. ECI has helped make Fuinneamh one of the standard bearers of community involvement in the transition to low carbon
ECI has brought Tralee RE Co-op through every step of the way of co-op formation. It has also helped us to explore the wide range of technology development opportunities in Ireland in the Renewable Energy Sector. We are moving ahead with the roll-out of torrefied fuel boilers next year.
ECI have been very informative on communicating events occurring nationally and we know Cormac has worked considerably to promote energy Co-Ops throughout the country.
LATEST NEWS ABOUT IRISH RENEWABLE ENERGY CO-OPS
This long awaited cooperation between Germany and Ireland in the field of green hydrogen will pave the way to important new projects on a big scale in the renewable energy sector and beyond for Germany and Ireland. Europe’s strategy to boost its green hydrogen...
Our own Cormac Walsh has written an article on the Valentia Island Green Hydrogen Valley project for this years' German Irish Chamber Business Review 2023 published and available at this link (opens off-site). In it he also tells the amazing back-story of the world...
GreenHysland launches a fleet of buses in La Palma - we are delighted to be part of this amazing project demonstrating the benefits and opportunities the hydrogen transport presents for island communities. We are working with the project to conduct replication studies...
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