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Significant SEAI support for community and home energy projects in Waterford

The Government has allocated a significant portion of the €57 million available under the community and home energy scheme, administered by SEAI to projects across Waterford, a Fine Gael Senator has said.

Senator John Cummins, the party Spokesman on Housing, Local Government and Heritage said recipients of the grants, administered by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI), include public sector projects, sports facilities, community buildings, local businesses and homes.

Examples of the grants for Waterford include:

  • Dungarvan Depot, Co. Waterford - PV, attic and wall insulation upgrade

  • Dungarvan Sports Centre Co. Waterford - lighting upgrade

  • White Strand Community Building Dungarvan Co. Waterford - attic and wall insulation upgrade

  • St Patrick’s Hall, Tallow Co. Waterford - glazing, lighting, roof and wall insulation with heating controls

  • Sliabh gCua Community Hall Ballinamult Co. Waterford - glazing and lighting upgrades

  • Cappoquin Community Centre Cappoquin Co. Waterford - insulation and lighting upgrades with PV

  • Credit Union Dungarvan Co. Waterford - lighting, wall and attic insulation upgrades

  • Waterford Institute of Technology - lighting and heating works on one of the buildings on campus

  • Supervalu Waterford - refrigeration upgrades.

  • Ballygunner GAA Club Co Waterford - lighting, insulation, PV and glazing upgrades to their club house facilities

  • Waterpark RFC - wall and roof insulation lighting and glazing upgrades to their club house.

  • Centra Tallow Co Waterford - refrigeration and lighting measures

  • St Patrick’s parish hall Tallow Co Waterford - insulation and lighting measures

  • Tallow Enterprise CTR Co Waterford - lighting upgrades

  • Shaws Dungarvan Co Waterford - lighting upgrades

  • Queally Pig Slaughtering Grannagh Co. Waterford - PV, insulation, roof panelling, monitoring and verification and refrigeration upgrades

  • Killowen Orchard, Killowen, Co. Waterford, Martin Nugent Dairy Farm, Dromona, Co. Waterford, Pat Ryan Farm, Dairy Farm, Cappagh, Co. Waterford - PV upgrades

In announcing the 83 community and home energy projects to receive grant funding of €57 million under the Community Energy Grant Scheme, Minister for The Environment, Climate and Communications, Eamon Ryan TD said “this substantial government investment supports projects that will achieve energy savings which will amount to €156 million, or 25,000 MWh, each year.

Senator Cummins said “The projects announced today will deliver significant employment opportunities across Waterford as these schemes are delivered” He continued by adding “Recipients will benefit from warmer and more efficient buildings that are better for their health and will ensure lower energy bills. It will also lead to a reduction in CO2 emissions and assist us in meeting our climate targets. I would like to compliment all the organisations involved for their vision and commitment to lowering their energy requirements and wish them well as their projects progress”.

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