Win a €250 One4All Voucher: take our survey! Urban Energy Demand Supplied by Rural Low Carbon Energy Supplies Survey – Transition to Biogas

We want to send a big thank you to everyone who participated in our survey.

And a special congratulations to Lara F. the winner of €250 One4All Voucher!

In case you missed the survey, but still want to participate, click here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CJ7LL5T

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3CEA invite you to take a survey on Urban Energy Demand Supplied by Rural Low Carbon Energy Supplies.

This survey is targeted at large industry networks & large energy users.

3CEA are currently involved with Interreg North West Europe Renewable Energy Regions project in partnership with 9 other partners (7 NWE countries) including our local partners Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) and Ormonde Upgrading Limited (OUL).]

Every fully completed survey will be in with a chance to win a €250 One4All Voucher. Continue reading “Win a €250 One4All Voucher: take our survey! Urban Energy Demand Supplied by Rural Low Carbon Energy Supplies Survey – Transition to Biogas”

Support Scheme for Renewable Heat (SSRH) phase 2 opened by Minister Richard Bruton

Applications open today Support Scheme for Renewable Heat (SSRH)

The second phase of the Support Scheme for Renewable Heat (SSRH), which will provide operational support for biomass boilers and anaerobic digestion heating systems has now opened.

This round of the Scheme will support businesses and farms for up to 15 years for the installation and on-going use of biomass and anaerobic digestion heating systems. The Scheme is designed to support up to 1,300 GWh of renewable heat per year (equivalent to the heating needs of circa 120,000 homes).

3cea welcome the recent announcement for the Support Scheme for Renewable Heat (SSRH). Reference: https://www.dccae.gov.ie/en-ie/news-and-media/press-releases/Pages/Minister-Bruton-Announces-Support-for-Renewable-Heat.aspx

Making the announcement Minister Bruton said: “If we are to cut greenhouse gases, we must replace fossil fuels by renewable sources. This scheme is designed to replace fossil fuel heating systems by heat pumps and by heat from biomass or anaerobic digestion. These are sustainable and renewable sources.” Continue reading “Support Scheme for Renewable Heat (SSRH) phase 2 opened by Minister Richard Bruton”

A new grant for Solar PV for farmers under the TAMS on-farm investment scheme announced

https://www.agriland.ie/farming-news/new-tams-energy-grants-worth-e10-million-announced/ 

A new grant for Solar PV for farmers opening shortly!

A series of new grants available for Irish farms under the Targeted Agricultural Modernisation Scheme (TAMS) on-farm investment scheme has been announced by Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Michael Creed.

The new measure will make €10 million worth of grants available for energy efficiencies and renewable energy technologies, following a comprehensive review of the TAMS scheme designed to increase its focus on sustainability.

Eligible investments include:

  1. Solar PV Installation on Farms – to extend current availability under the scheme to all sectors. Grant aid in this initial pilot phase of up to €9,300 or up to 60% of the overall cost will be available to fund a 6kWp solar system;
  2. LED Lighting – all lighting funded under the scheme will be required to be LED lighting. LED Lighting uses a fraction of the electricity consumed by conventional lighting. The current specifications for TAMS II include lighting in all new farm structures. In future, only LED lighting only will now be grant aided.

Get in contact today to see how we could help!

Community Engagement Survey – we would love to hear from you

3 Counties Energy Agency is currently preparing a new 5 year Strategy and would welcome your views on the things that we should do to help you, your community or your business to tackle the challenge of Climate Change.

We currently deliver:

  • Energy use audits for your home or business.
  • Project management services for energy-related projects.
  • Access to major EU and State energy-related funding.
  • Retrofit projects to improve public housing energy performance.
  • Technical expertise in upgrading public lighting installations and reducing energy consumption.
  • Innovative financing models to facilitate energy upgrades.

We would like to hear your feedback, take our survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BRX9SVF 

Create your own user feedback survey

If you would like to send a written submission for our next Strategic Plan, or if you would like to talk to someone about our services, we can be contacted at:

3 Counties Energy Agency
Kilkenny Research and Innovation Centre
Burrell’s Hall
St Kieran’s College
Kilkenny
R95 TP64.
Telephone: +353 (0)56 7790856
Email: admin@3cea.ie

New Regional Enterprise Plan for the South-East – 3CEA supporting the counties of Carlow, Kilkenny and Wexford towards the low carbon economy

The South-East Regional Enterprise Plan builds on the success of the South-East Regional Action Plan for Jobs (2015–2017) to ensure that it remains effective and that it continues to deliver jobs across the South-East region and can be robust to address the challenges we face, including Brexit.

New Plan is one of nine Regional Enterprise Plans being launched by Minister Humphreys to drive enterprise growth in the regions.

Continue reading “New Regional Enterprise Plan for the South-East – 3CEA supporting the counties of Carlow, Kilkenny and Wexford towards the low carbon economy”

Business Grants and Supports – Dairy farm grants, lighting support, EXEED, heat pump grants and more

We would like to give you and overview of SEAI business supports and grants and the programmes that are currently available and can help your business or farm to become more sustainable, innovative and smarter to meet your energy needs. SEAI business grants have helped organisations all over Ireland make significant savings.

Continue reading “Business Grants and Supports – Dairy farm grants, lighting support, EXEED, heat pump grants and more”

Climate change impacts are projected to increase in the coming decades – 3CEA working with strategic partners to reduce the negative effects

In the picture from left: Sean Finan – CEO of IRBEA; Hildegarde Naughton TD – Chair of the JOCCAE; Paddy Phelan – CEO 3CEA; Pat Smith – Former CEO of the IFA

The committee of Committee on Communications, Climate Action and Environment shadows the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment and considers general policy matters relating to the functions of the Department.

3CEA are working hard in partnership with key stakeholders to reduce the negative effects of climate change and to avail of positive impacts. Continue reading “Climate change impacts are projected to increase in the coming decades – 3CEA working with strategic partners to reduce the negative effects”

SEAI Grant funding up to €500,000 announced for Dairy Farm milk pumps

Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Richard Bruton TD announced funding for energy efficient dairy farm equipment on Monday, February 18th 2019.

Grant funding of up to €500,000 is now available for high-efficiency milk pumps, saving the average farmer €1,440 in energy bills and 1.6t in reduced carbon emissions annually. Continue reading “SEAI Grant funding up to €500,000 announced for Dairy Farm milk pumps”

Kilkenny LEADER Partnership offering up to €100,000 plus in supports for top Kilkenny Energy Town

Kilkenny’s Energy Town

Kilkenny LEADER Partnership offering up to €100,000 plus in supports for top Kilkenny Energy Town

The search is on for Kilkenny’s Energy Town, a sustainable energy hub which will reap up to €100,000 in supports as well as expert help from the region’s top energy agency.

Kilkenny LEADER Partnership (KLP) included a ‘Town of Energy’ audit and carbon reduction plan at the core of its 2014- 2020 LEADER Local Development Strategy. It has now teamed up with the not-for-profit energy experts for the region, 3 Counties Energy Agency (3CEA), to execute that plan. Continue reading “Kilkenny LEADER Partnership offering up to €100,000 plus in supports for top Kilkenny Energy Town”