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Engineers Ireland - SECs & EMPs

Events Programme

Engineers Ireland - SECs & EMPs

14 Apr 2021

Event Duration

1 hr

Event Description

This webinar will introduce the concept of the Sustainable Energy Communities programme from a County Mentors perspective, outlining the journey a typical community can undertake to support a low carbon development within their locality.

Registeration is through the Engineers Ireland website.

Description
The Sustainable Energy Communities programme was designed and is implemented by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland. Utilising a Bottom-Up approach, the SEC programme empowers communities all throughout Ireland to lead the way in their unique journey of decarbonising energy use. This webinar will introduce the concept of the programme from a County Mentors perspective, outlining the journey a typical community can undertake to support a low carbon development within their locality. A key component of this journey is an Energy Master Plan, our speaker will introduce this study, its link with the SEC, what it entails and how it can provide a tangible roadmap for communities in raising energy awareness and implementing technical interventions to realise a zero-carbon future in energy use.


About the speaker
Laurence O’Reilly is an Energy Consultant with ORS and a Midlands based County Mentor on the Sustainable Energy Communities programme for the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland. In supporting communities throughout Laois & Offaly, Laurence provides technical input in developing community engagement strategies and expanding the status of an SEC to ready them for an Energy Master Plan study. Laurence and his team at ORS also provide Energy Master Plan studies for a wide range of community groups across the entire country, developing unique roadmaps for energy projects that can bring towns and villages toward lower carbon emissions. Laurence has a strong passion for promoting Climate Action, and the positive effects our communities can have on this transition throughout all of Ireland.