Background

The Carlow Kilkenny Energy Agency was established by Carlow and Kilkenny Local Authorities in partnership with the Leader Development Companies in Carlow and Kilkenny to provide sustainable energy information and services to the people of Carlow and Kilkenny, to local businesses and community groups and to the Local Authorities.
The Agency can be contacted for impartial information, advice and support by anyone considering energy management or renewable energy projects in Carlow or Kilkenny.

Activities

There is a huge renewable energy resource waiting to be tapped into in Co. Carlow and Co. Kilkenny. Full exploitation of the Accessible renewable energy resources in the Counties would mean that we could meet 50% of our primary energy requirements from local renewable energy resources.
The development of renewable energy sources is a priority at local, regional, national and at a European level. It is an objective of the existing County Development Plans of both counties to encourage and facilitate the development of renewable energy developments where it is consistent with the proper planning and development of the area.
The Carlow Kilkenny Energy Agency carried out a survey in 2005 of the potential and practical availability of the renewable energy resources in Co. Carlow and Co. Kilkenny. All these resources have potential to be used to reduce our dependence on imported fossil fuels.
The Agency can offer support and advice to anyone wishing to utilise the renewable energy resources in the Counties whether using wood, solar or geothermal energy to heat homes and other premises, for the development of wind and biogas projects, or for the use of biofuels for transport.

Mission

The mission of the Carlow Kilkenny Energy Agency is to contribute effectively to sustainable development in Co. Carlow and Co. Kilkenny by providing sustainable energy information, support and services to the people of Carlow and Kilkenny, to local businesses and community groups and to the Local Authorities.

Objectives

  • Energy awareness and dissemination campaigns
    Providing information on renewable energy and energy efficient products, local developers, suppliers and installers.
  • Energy management and procurement
    Negotiation of energy supply contracts and management of electricity accounts and optimisation of Council operations for energy efficiency.
  • Energy efficiency and renewable energy projects
    Project management and facilitation for the Local Authorities, local community groups and businesses.
  • Sustainable energy training
    Organising training courses and workshops for local Authority staff and the public.
  • Energy Policy Development
    The Agency works with Carlow and Kilkenny County Councils to develop specific energy efficiency and renewable energy policies in County and Local development plans and public building initiatives.

News

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Streetlight-EPC Webinar – Supporting EPC market development through EPC Facilitation Services


This webinar held on the 3rd of February 2017, presented the project approach, key lessons learnt and conclusions as well examples of implemented projects. A keynote presentation from the European Commission shed some light on how the “Clean Energy for all Europeans” package may influence the development of the EPC market.

Streetlight-EPC Webinar Supporting EPC market development through EPC Facilitation Services


This webinar will present the project approach, key lessons learnt and conclusions as well examples of implemented projects. A keynote presentation from the European Commission will shed some light on how the “Clean Energy for all Europeans” package may influence the development of the EPC market.

European Conference on the Energy Transition – Data4Action – 26 Jan 2017 in Bordeaux


    The European Energy Transition Conference is the main annual meeting of local energy transition stakeholders: elected representatives in charge of energy, climate plans or planning, heads of local authority departments, businesses and civil society. Every year, they analyse the main trends at work behind societal changes and the challenges faced by local authorities. […]

Best Practices

ClimAtlantic Project


CLIMATLANTIC aims at developing strategies at regional and local level towards the reduction of the carbon footprint in the European Atlantic Area. The project will focus in four essential issues: mobility, energy, territorial management and social behaviour.

Kilkenny City Lighting Project


The main objective of the project was to improve the lighting standard and energy efficiency of the street lighting system with aesthetic considerations on historic and tourist attractions. The city partner was interested in using an EPRP (Energy Performance Related Payment) model.

New Observatory! Energyhub.ie, Carlow Kilkenny Regional Energy Observatory


Carlow Kilkenny Energy Agency aims to “lead and support Co. Kilkenny & Co. Carlow and beyond to reduce its CO2 emissions by stimulating and contributing to the implementation of best practice in the field of sustainable energy” (www.ckea.ie). CKEA has extensive knowledge and experience in energy management, integration of renewable energies, feasibility studies, as well […]

Pig Farm reduces costs through energy efficiency upgrades – CKEA


The Tybroughney Pig Farm has reduced its energy costs through energy efficency upgrades.

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