Tipperary to benefit from Better Energy grants

Posted by Alan Kelly on July 14, 2014 at 04:32 PM

The government has announced that 83 community energy projects will receive €28m in financial support, resulting in substantial improvements in homes, community buildings, local authority premises and sports facilities throughout Ireland.

I can confirm that €2,832,123 will be invested around Tipperary under this scheme. This year the Better Energy programme will provide almost €60m for retrofitting, more than in 2013. Organisations around the country are alert to the high cost of energy in their facilities and that every euro saved can be diverted back into valuable services for the community. Today’s announcement signals this Government’s continued commitment to energy retrofitting.

North Tipperary County Council will receive €520,840 to lead a certain project.  The key measures include the retrofit of a number of buildings, public lighting upgrades, and the installation of renewable electricity generation at a number of local authority sites (Roscrea Library, Nenagh Library, Templemore Library, Cashel Library, Carrick-On-Suir Library, Clonmel Fire Station, Public Lighting - Horse & Jockey, Public Lighting - New Inn, Clonmel Community Hall, Nenagh Civic Office, Clonmel Machinery Yard, Tipperary Town New Office, Nenagh Fire Station, Roscrea Fire Station, Thurles Fire Station).

Energy Communities Tipperary are leading a project which involves the fabric, heating and control upgrades to 119 privately owned homes and four community buildings in Drombane, Co. Tipperary. They will get a grant of €902,000.

North Tipperary Leader Partnership is leading a project that will see energy system and fabric upgrades to five buildings, two schools, a public building and two recreation centres in Co Tipperary (Cannon Hayes Sports Centre, Scoil Aonghusa, Scoil Chorkmaic, NTCS, Drom Community Centre). For this they will receive €217,250.

REIL who are leading a project which includes Arrabawn Dairy Coop headquarters in Nenagh, Co. Tipperary, Nenagh Olympic Athletic Club, Lissenhall National School, and three local community/parish halls (Silversteel Parish Hall, Lissenhall Community Centre and Balinaclough Community Hall) are to get funding of€121,875.  The proposed works for the hall includes installing lighting upgrades, attic insulation, cavity wall insulation, external wall insulation and heating upgrades.

Finally, Tipperary County Council is leading a project which involves a retrofit of 410 Local Authority houses and 216 non Local Authority houses.  Measures include attic insulation, wall insulation, ventilation, draught proofing measures - sealing of existing windows and doors, room heater stove installation in the place of open fires, carbon monoxide alarm installation and CFL. They will receive a grant of€1,070,167.

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