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Tipperary Companies Urged to Reduce Energy Costs with the Launch of EECC

It is proven that energy costs is one of the highest costs for SME’s in Ireland. As a result, Tipperary SME’s who are interested in reducing their energy usage and save on energy costs are being urged to register for free energy management support.

These support programmes are being offered to SME’s in Tipperary by Tipperary Energy Agency who have joined forces with a European funded project, the European Enterprises Climate Cup (EECC). Today, April 28th, marks the launch of EECC and the competition will run until the summer of 2016.

Tipperary based SMEs are urged to avail of the support being offered which consists of advice, mentoring, and grant support program. These supports are aimed at SMEs who want to save energy and costs, through energy management, education, training and potentially investment.

SME’s who take part will appoint an energy champion to be trained in how to manage energy. Tipperary Energy Agency will run a series of workshops that will support the Energy Champion to make changes in the workplace, however small, as well as offer tools, advice and support. SMEs are not obliged to implement all the suggestions that are made. SME’s can potentially participate in the SEAI Better Energy grants program which could be up to 30% in grant aid support.

Paul Kenny, CEO of Tipperary Energy Agency, said “The majority of SME’s don’t fully understand the drivers of their energy costs. By implementing small energy efficient initiatives, cost savings can be made and the companies directly reap the rewards. By taking part in this initiative, companies can get the necessary advice and can ask the questions they need to, in order to reduce their energy omissions and impact positively on the environment and on their pockets.”


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