A recent study conducted by Mullan Grid Consulting, for 3cea with funding from Kilkenny Leader Partnership, highlights the electricity grid’s capacity for renewable energy projects in County Kilkenny.
We recently held an online information event for communities across County Kilkenny to learn of the potential for renewable energy in their area. With many substations located around the county, Kilkenny communities have access to connect to the grid. Renewable energy projects which may be suitable for local communities include wind farms and solar farms. Both developments would need to securely connect to the grid for sufficient use. This study was conducted to see what capacity is available in County Kilkenny prior to planning a renewable energy project in our local communities.
Community members were invited to attend the event where Rory Mullan of Mullan Grid described the key takeaways from the study and was on hand to answer any questions the attendees may have had. Following Rory’s presentation, our second speaker, Tom Bruton of Bio XL, spoke of the legislation around renewable energy projects for community groups. Tom gave insights into the timelines and costs involved in such a development, while providing practical examples of other similar community projects.
The Kilkenny Grid Study is available here for communities who wish to see the potential in their area for a renewable energy project.
The event will be held again in the Autumn for communities in Kilkenny who could not make the first event. For those interested in joining this event, please get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To learn more about our community group projects, visit our communities page here.