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Watch Templederry Community Wind Farm & Drombane Upperchurch Energy Team on Eco Eye

Last night’s Eco Eye Programme ‘Community Energy’ featuring Tipperary community energy projects Templederry Community Wind Farm and Drombane-Upperchurch Energy Team. This episode features an interview with our CEO Paul Kenny.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ncAVVRaIJ78&feature=youtu.be&a




Upcoming Eco Eye episodes to feature Tipperary Energy Agency & Tipperary Communities

Tipperary Energy Agency is delighted to be involved in upcoming Eco Eye episodes scheduled for February 4th and February 18th 2014. Episode 5 ‘Sustainable Energy Communities’ will be broadcast on February 4th at 7pm on RTE one and will feature the Drombane-Upperchurch Energy Team , who recently won the Best Renewable Community Energy Project at




Ireland’s First Community Owned Wind Farm Opens

  Ireland’s first community owned wind farm was officially opened by Minister Pat Rabbitte, TD Minister for Communications, Energy & Natural Resources in Templederry Co. Tipperary today. Templederry Community Wind Farm counts students, farmers and a local priest amongst its owners. The group is now producing green electricity and selling it to the grid, producing




Nominations Open for Best Community Renewable Energy Project

Tipperary Energy Agency is delighted to announce that we’re sponsoring the Best Community Renewable Energy Project as part of the 2014 Community & Council Awards. The overall aim of the awards is to highlight and recognise community and councils together, bringing national recognition to projects and developments that may otherwise go unrecognised. Best Community Renewable




‘This Community Owned Windfarm (Templederry) could be a Trailblazer for Ireland’

Community-owned wind farms and community wind energy cooperatives are already commonplace in Germany. As more and more projects are being developed further inland, residents are finding more models available to participate in local wind projects which provide long-term added value to the community. In other European countries, however, such operator models are not as prevalent.




IWEA Community Engagement a Start, but Falls Short

The Irish Wind Energy Association has developed a local community involvement model document that is a good start. It is available here. It essentially suggests a figure of €1000 per MW per year installed or less than 0.5% of the gross income. (Using Eirgrid’s 2012 28.8% CF and €75/MWh). This is a paltry figure, and