Ballinasloe Town Team are an active project group of BACD that focuses on promoting the development of Ballinasloe and its surrounding areas. They have taken another step on their exciting journey of becoming a sustainable energy community confirming that they have submitted an application to Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland for funding for an Energy Master Plan.
This will allow us to understand the energy demand and supply within the community, to find any renewable energy sources that are available within the town and to create a list of potential projects focusing on energy efficiency and renewable energy.
The EMP funding will provide the costs to hire a consultant to be able to collect local energy data that will cover Desk study research of fuel types, energy systems that the community use and how the energy is spent. The data will be used for energy audits of local buildings and to establish a Building Energy rating baselines on homes within the town.
Statistics provided by BTT has shown that in a population of 4,545 are living in the Level Two Sustainable Energy Community. There are 2,074 houses and 1,562 cars. Spending €1,500 per year on transport and €1,900 per year on home energy, this equates to an average energy spend of €5,573,000 per year within the SEC. Town Teams hope to bring this figure down with the research they have conducted through funding they have applied to SEAI.
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