Wednesday, May 24, 2023

EirGrid, the operator and developer of Ireland’s electricity grid, is set to host an energy citizens roadshow in Ballina later this week.

The information event will inform local communities across Mayo about how EirGrid plans to future-proof the electricity grid, while ESB Networks will outline its role in connecting microgeneration.

The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI), will advise on home energy upgrades and retrofitting grants and Mayo County Council will outline the need for continued regional development opportunities.

The EirGrid Energy Citizens Roadshow takes place at The Great National Hotel, Ballina from 6.30pm to 8.30pm on Wednesday, May 24.

Along with a panel of experts, including SEAI, ESB Networks and Mayo County Council, the roadshow will include a host of exhibitors showcasing the latest information about home energy efficiency upgrades. 

Speaking ahead of the roadshow events, Sinead Dooley, Head of Public Engagement with EirGrid said: “This event is an opportunity for the people of Mayo to hear about the progress being made to support a sustainable economy and growing communities across North Mayo and the county, by developing and strengthening the electricity grid.” 

“We also understand people’s concerns regarding energy consumption and the need for savings, and we are pleased to have exhibitors from a range of organisations, such as SEAI, who can provide information regarding local and national supports.” 

We look forward to hearing inputs from communities, industry leaders, and to share knowledge in working towards achieving our energy ambitions,” added Dooley. 

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