Sustainable Energy Communities


The Sustainable Energy Communities Roundtable was organised by The Village, Tipperary Institute, SERVE and Transition Town Cloughjordan with support from Sustainable Energy Ireland.  Its purpose was to initiate discussions on how synergies can be created between community led/bottom up approaches to sustainable energy and national programmes and initiatives.  The roundtable attendees represented a wide cross section of key stakeholders including project developers, community activists, Sustainable Energy Ireland, academic institutes and local energy agencies.

Presentations from the event can be downloaded below.  Summary notes from the event can be found here
Sustainable Energy Communities Notes Final

Ecovillage Tour for Delegates- Assemble at The Village Offices
Powerdown Show – ‘Rethinking Energy’, Davie Philips, Cultivate (
Opening and Introductions
·SERVE Project:, Seamus Hoyne, Tipperary Institute

·HOLISTIC/Dundalk 2020, Declan Meally, SEI

A Sample of Initiatives
·The Village, Gregg Allen, SPIL
SEC The Village

·Enterprise, Energy and Community, Ben Whelan, Cultivate

·Energy Smart Communities, Joe Hayden, CODEMA

SEC Energy_Smart_Community

·Community Wind, John Fogarthy, Templederry Wind Project
SEC Templederry Wind Farm

·Energy Neighbourhoods, Vincent Carragher, TEA
SEC Energy Neighbourhoods)

Discussions around

  • Future Options, Challenges, Linkages
  • Harvest findings