Tipperary Energy Agency’s mission statement is to lead the delivery of sustainable energy solutions in Tipperary and beyond, by advocating, educating, and innovating on climate action.
Tipperary Energy Agency’s mission statement is to lead the delivery of sustainable energy solutions in Tipperary and beyond, by advocating, educating, and innovating on climate action. The vision is that all communities, businesses and citizens participate in the energy transition and achieve carbon neutrality.
Tipperary Energy Agency prides itself as an agency of firsts. The agency piloted the first residential grants in Ireland and the first deep retrofit residential grants. They supported the first community renewable energy generation project in Ireland. They designed the first renewably heated school through heat pumps and the first leisure centre retrofit to A2 standards on the BER scale.
Over the years, they have become one of the leading energy agencies in Europe, notably through their work on residential retrofit. Tipperary Energy Agency was one of the first agencies to engage in energy management in Ireland. In 2015, they set up a dedicated building services design team to provide a one-stop shop for energy efficiency services, leading to the creation of the SuperHomes project. Since its inception in 2015, SuperHomes has delivered deep retrofits for more than 300 homes.
Tipperary Energy Agency’s expertise also includes community energy generation. The agency had a key role in the set-up of Ireland’s first Community-owned Wind Farm in Templederry. One of the key issues affecting wind farm development is the acceptability by the local community. By supporting the creation of the Templederry Community Group, they ensured local support and community ownership of the project. The agency also supports Community Power, Ireland’s only community owned electricity supplier which grew out of Templederry Community Wind Farm.
These impressive achievements and its extensive experience are the reason the agency was selected as one of the trainers of the ManagEnergy Initiative. With ManagEnergy, we aimed to encourage local and regional energy agencies to follow the example of pioneers like Tipperary Energy Agency in order to lead the Energy Transition.