Launch set for report on Killorglin’s Energy Master Plan

Sylvia Thompson, KSEC Chairperson; Anne-Marie Fuller, KSEC Secretary; Gerry Cunane, KSEC Board Member; Dan Ahern, Killorglin EMP participant; Donal Mangan, KSEC Board Membe; Shane McElroy, Killorglin Chamber Alliance.

Tadhg EvansKerryman

The findings arising from the Killorglin Energy Master Plan (EMP) and a sustainability survey carried out during the town’s K-FEST will be shared with the public when the Killorglin EMP Report has its official launch next Wednesday.

The launch on February 22 will take place in the CYMS between 7.30pm and 9.30pm, and it will also include group discussions to get a feel for what steps the community feels should follow.

Kerry Sustainable Energy Co-op (KSEC) has extended the invite to the people of the Killorglin area, and they carried out their work alongside energy consultants ORS after the project received funding from Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI).

The report itself will estimate baseline energy usage in the Killorglin area, as well as outlining statistics relevant to the region’s built environment. Some important information will also be outlined relating to potential home-retrofitting projects.

“This report has had a relatively long incubation period, the first EMP project meeting with the Killorglin community was held in CYMS back in February 2020 just before COVID-19 struck,” said KSEC secretary Anne-Marie Fuller, “so we are particularly pleased to be able to finally share all the project information with the community now and invite them to explore together how this information can be used to contribute to Killorglin becoming a more sustainable community.”

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