Community Power Success! Turning point for community owned energy

The results of the first Renewable Electricity Support Scheme Auction (RESS 1) were announced today, granting support for 82 wind and solar projects (including 8 community led projects).  This support scheme will see a further 2,200 GWh of renewable electricity generated in Ireland. Among the winners includes two solar parks with Community Power in Counties […]

Nenagh based company nominated for EU Sustainable Energy Awards

Nenagh based Community Power are delighted to announce that the CVPP (Community-based Virtual Power Plant) project they have been working on with partners in Ireland and EU has been nominated for the EU Sustainable Energy Awards. Partners include Tipperary based Tipperary Energy Agency and Energy Communities Tipperary Cooperative. Community Power is Ireland’s first community owned […]

Home Retrofits Key to Post Covid-19 Economic Recovery

Energy Communities Tipperary Cooperative (ECTC) has said that one of the best ways to prepare for the post covid-19 economic recovery is to scale up retrofitting schemes around the country as soon as it is safe for work to begin on such projects. Since forming in 2012 ECTC has overseen the investment of €10.2 million […]

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

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 […]

Power for the people – Renewable Electricity auction now open for community energy

The first auction for the Renewable Electricity Support Scheme (RESS 1) is open for applications from today, Monday 9th March, with the first auction due to take place over the summer. It is the first time community led renewable energy projects will be recognised and supported in Ireland. Over 3,300 Gwhrs of renewable electricity will […]

Energy Information Event Holycross Tuesday 18th February 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 […]

Community Power Open Day at Templederry Community Owned Wind Farm

On Sunday 2nd February Templederry Community Wind Farm, Ireland’s only community owned wind farm, is holding an open day to show communities around the country how they can set up their own solar and wind farms.  It is an exploration of the challenges, opportunities and financial rewards available. The day is being organised by Community […]

Tipperary households urged to switch to Community Power, Ireland’s first community owned electricity supplier

Tipperary households urged to buy locally produced renewable electricity. Do you know where your electricity comes from? Who is producing the electricity that powers your lights, TV, fridge etc.? This is something that most of us don’t even think about. However it’s something that Tipperary based Community Power want to change. You can now choose […]

Power to the People! Tipperary Communities Take New Step to Tackle Climate Change

  Energy Communities Tipperary Cooperative (ECTC) is taking a new step to tackle climate change with the appointment of Derry O Donnell as Development Coordinator. Derry will be engaging with and recruiting new energy communities and promoting Ireland’s first community owned electricity supplier ‘Community Power’, who are part-funders of the role.   A native of […]