Kinsale Community Energy Project

Kinsale Community Energy Project  – an initiative of Transition Town Kinsale was set up in 2018 when Transition Town Kinsale became a member of the SEAI Sustainable Energy Community Network and held public meetings in March 2018 and February 2019.

We then made a successful application for funding (20K) to prepare an Energy Master Plan (EMP) for the P17 area in 2019.




Stephen McGovern of the Cork Energy Rating Company (CERC) and Trevor Sweetman of Brí Buildings and Energy worked on this over 2019-2020. We hope to have a Public Launch Autumn 2021.

Read the EMP here. Energy Master Plan – Final – P17 area – Transition Town Kinsale – KCEP


We are now actively working to make a Community Grant Application to SEAI in 2021- we will be working with a SEAI approved Project Coordinator to do this. Please contact us if you would like to be involved with this process.

Hi Everyone,
Kinsale Community Energy Project are nearing completion of our Energy Master Plan for the P17 area and we are currently looking for property owners who would like to carry out an energy upgrade or retrofit during 2021.
Since we are officially recognised by the SEAI as a Sustainable Energy Community – we will be appointing a dedicated Project Manger to oversee all work from the community grant application to the appointment of reputable contractors and discounted group purchasing power.
Funding will be available for renewable energy upgrades including deep retrofits, heating, hot water, insulation and energy efficient lighting.
Grants range from 35% for residential dwellings to 30% for businesses and 50% for community buildings. Those in receipt of social welfare allowances can avail of 80% in funding.
Isn’t it worth it just to stay warm and even more worth it to know you’re doing your bit for the planet and your community?
 If you’re interested please contact: with details of the age and type of property you own and the work you would like carried out. Single upgrade items will not qualify. In order to achieve the minimum BER rating of B2 – two or more upgrades may need to be carried out on your property.
Funding is limited for 2021 and will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis, however we do plan on future roll over projects for 2022 and
beyond. Grant applications close soon so please contact us now to avoid disappointment.Thanks from all the KCEP Team!


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