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Creating Jobs, Supporting Communities (Wind Energy Ireland)

 

 

Wind Energy Ireland have launched a new video, Creating Jobs, Supporting Communities, which profiles four Irish companies working today in supporting the development of Irish on and offshore wind farms. The video, and the KPMG research, highlights that wind energy isn’t just about cutting our carbon emissions – as critical as that might be – but as Declan Corrigan at WTE sums up at the end, “Wind energy in Ireland is about much more than a wind turbine spinning at the side of the M7. It means salaries. It means investment. It means growing local businesses and it means more funding for local communities”.

 

Wind Energy and Biodiversity (Wind Europe)

Wind Energy Statistics Feb 2022

Mullinavat Camogie Club

ECOPOWER is delighted to support Mullinavat Camogie Club through sponsorship of two sets of jerseys for the U10 and U12 teams. Photographed representing their club & their teammates are Ellie Mae Aylward, Evie Wall, Lucy Aylward & Bria Wall. ECOPOWER is proud to support girls’ participation in sport locally. Supporting healthy bodies and minds. Building friendships, teamwork, joy, commitment and happiness.

Electric Bike Winner Dec 2021

Gerard Loughnane from Co. Galway was the December winner of the Ecopower Supply quarterly E-bike customer draw.

Gerard was presented with his brand new E-Bike by Ecopower Supply director Phil Kenealy at ebikes Ireland, Kilkenny on 15 Jan 2022.

Bike Draw

The Bike Draw has carried out on Wed 22nd Dec and was verified by Poe Kiely Hogan Solicitors, Patrick Street, Kilkenny. The winner of the bike was a customer from County Galway.

Our next Bike Draw is the 31st March 2021.

 

Eirgrid – Delivering a Cleaner Energy Future

Eirgrid operates and develops Ireland’s electricity grid. This includes interconnecting to neighbouring grids and running the wholesale electricity market. Eirgrid ensures that everyone has power when they need it, at the most economic price possible.

The grid safely brings power from generators to the ESB network that supplies every home, farm, community and business in Ireland.

Eirgrid are making the grid ready to carry 70% of Ireland’s electricity from renewable sources by 2030.

This week Eirgrid have opened the Laois Kilkenny Community Benefit Fund. Read about it here https://www.eirgridgroup.com/newsroom/eirgrid-to-open-laois-kil/index.xml

Eirgrid Roadmap to Achieve our Renewable Ambition

https://www.eirgridgroup.com/site-files/library/EirGrid/Shaping_Our_Electricity_Future_Plain_English_Summary.pdf 

 

Climate Action Plan 2021

“As the world gathers in Glasgow to tackle global warming, Ireland has publishing the Climate Action Plan 2021. This plan sets a roadmap for taking decisive action to halve our emissions by 2030 and reach net zero no later than 2050, as committed to in the Programme for Government.”

 

The Climate Action Plan has been published and is online here: https://assets.gov.ie/203558/f06a924b-4773-4829-ba59-b0feec978e40.pdf

 

An infographic booklet is also available here: https://assets.gov.ie/203546/a183a324-40ed-49c9-b630-bab0fbdd2ce2.pdf

 

Chapter 11 is the electricity section and the targets for 2030 are identified as:

Actions are listed on pages 99 and 100.

To meet the required levels of emissions reduction by 2030, we will:

  • Reduce CO2 eq emissions from the sector to a range of 2 to 4 MiCO2 eq by 2030
  • Carry out a work programme to identify a route to deliver 1.3 TWh of zero emissions gas (incuding green hydrogen) by 2030, potentially equivalent to 0.2 – o.4 MICO2 eq abatement
  • Increasing the share of electricity demand generated from renewable sources to up to 80% where achievable, without compromising security of electricity supply
  • At least 500 MW of these renewables will be delivered through local community-based projects subject to competition as appropriate
  • Deliver circa 2 GW of new flexible gas fired power stations in support of a high variable renewable electricity system
  • Delivery of three new transmission grid connection or interconnectors to Northern Ireland, Great Britain and the EU
  • Explore further interconnection, including hybrid interconnectors (combined cross border transmission network with offshore renewable generation) to other countries
  • Expand and reinforce the grid, through the addition of lines, substations and new technologies
  • Complete the phase-out of coal and peat-fired electricity generation
  • Ensure that 20-30% of system demand is flexible by 2030

Electric Bike Winner Sep 2021

David Thompson from Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny was the September winner of the Ecopower Supply quarterly E-bike customer draw.

David was presented with his brand new E-Bike by Ecopower Supply director Phil Kenealy at ebikes Ireland, Kilkenny on 11 Oct 2021.