Galway Energy Cooperative
June 6, 2021
In your own words, tell us about your project.
Why did you do this work?
Democratise energy production
Develop local employment opportunities
Engage the knowledge, energy and expertise of the local community
Establish energy efficient lighthouse projects that are an exemplar to others
Drive our pilot community Westside's decarbonisation
What was the impact or outcome of your project?
This is helping to guide the city councils actions.
We have engaged the Westside community and are co-designing a number of sustainable energy projects there.
Galway City Council have adopted Westside as their decarbonisation zone based on our work there.
A number of solar installations for example: https://www.facebook.com/RethinkIreland/videos/751074208884109
Working on an Interreg storage project in Galway at present called STEPS, testing and developing storage technologies so that we can support the role out of more widespread renewables: https://www.nweurope.eu/projects/project-search/steps-storage-of-energy-power-systems-in-nwe/