Did you know
- Wexford Town Sustainable Energy Community is a Volunteer group which aims help make Wexford Town a more sustainable town for everyone. We are working to complete our Energy Master Plan which outlines how our community will achieve its energy goals.
- As a service they provide advice to homeowners, businesses and residents alike about how to become more energy conscious
- Help you reduce long-term living costs.
- Make the process of becoming a more sustainable community as easy and inclusive as possible.
- Mission Statement: To reduce energy usage and reliance on fossil fuels, through a just transition to increased energy efficiency and sustainable energy sources. This will be achieved by raising awareness, empowering local communities and direct actions in Wexford Town.
- Their geographical scope is limited to the Wexford Urban area (Wexford Town) as identified in the Wexford Town and Environs Development Plan 2013 to 2019, Zones 4 to 20.
- Sustainable Energy Communities exist to help chart the energy usage of their local area & identify “opportunities” for energy efficiency improvements. We intend to conduct an Energy Master Plan (EMP) in 2023. The EMP is an evaluation of Wexford Town’s energy usage and a vehicle to progress the town on the road to carbon neutrality.
How it all started:
- Wexford Town Sustainable Energy Community (WTSEC) was founded following the lead up to and the passing of the Climate Action and Low Carbon Development (Amendment) Act in the Summer of 2021. A small group of Wexford town people with a ‘Think Global, Act Local’ ideal came together. Following research, training and meetings we decided to form a local town based Sustainable Energy Community.
- We registered with Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) under their national Sustainable Energy Community (SEC) programme in December 2021. We were approved in early 2022.
- On approval we were assigned our SEAI sponsored Wexford County SEC Mentor through the South East Energy Agency (SEEA).
- Over the past two years the main activity has been reaching out to Community groups, Residents and Business Associations in and around Wexford Town.
- So Patrick, tell us a bit about the background of Wexford Town Sustainable Energy Community and how it all began?
- Is there anything on the quay here that is sustainable?
- As a service what do you provide?
- What is your overall mission statement?
- This year what are your goals as a group?
- What is you Energy Master Plan (EMP) for 2023 and beyond?
- Are you looking for members, tell us how people can get involved?