first_imgPat the Cope GallagherA Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) grant aid of €400,000 has been granted towards a project worth over €650,000 to the county. The Better Energy Communities Fund is an initiative to support projects wishing to improve the energy efficiency of their homes, public buildings, community centres or businesses.Typical works which will be grant aided will be boiler upgrades, insulation upgrades, lighting upgrades, renewable energies, heating upgrades and window/door replacements. The energy efficiency project in Donegal was prepared and submitted by Terence Gallagher, Letterkenny who has vast experience in the energy efficiency sector. Terence will be the project co-ordinator assisted by Seamus Boner, manager of the Ionad an Chrois Bhealaigh, Arainn Mhor.Pat the Cope Gallagher TD complimented both on their initiative and the success of their application which will benefit many households, buildings and businesses as a result.The funding announced by SEAI will benefit Home owners on Arranmore Island as the Island was a central part of this successful application announcement. Pat the Cope stated “these homes will now be able to upgrade their insulation and energy efficiencies as part of this programme announcement”.In addition to Arranmore Island other beneficiaries will be Scoil Roisin Maghery, Ionad Tempail Dungloe, Sean Tech Dungloe, Machery Community Centre, Ramelton Community Centre as well as the two Topaz petrol filling stations located in the towns of Letterkenny and Ramelton. Deputy Gallagher added that it is very important for all of us to use energy effectively and efficiently in efforts to keep energy consumption low and energy costs down.This initiative will be of significant benefit and advantage to the respective communities and home owners. I have worked closely with this application and am delighted to welcome its successful conclusion but in addition I see great merit and potential in rolling out this initiative further through out the county and will be contacting SEAI, the Department of Rural Affairs, and the Department of Planning and Local Government with a view to expanding this programme.“It is expected that a similar programme will be rolled out next year however this will depend on the funding being made available at budget time” concluded Pat the Cope.ENERGY EFFICIENCY GRANTS WORTH €400K FOR DONEGAL PROJECT was last modified: June 23rd, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:energy grantsPat The Cope Gallagherlast_img