The roadshows will take place on September 21 at Arklow Bay Hotel and East Glendalough School.
EirGrid, the operator and developer of the national electricity grid, is set to host two energy citizens roadshows in Wicklow next week.
The free events will provide information on how EirGrid plans to future-proof the electricity grid in the county, and will invite people to engage with the guest panel, including SEAI and ESB Networks, in discussions on Ireland’s energy future, and what this will mean for the region.
The roadshows take place on September 21 at Arklow Bay Hotel; Arklow, and East Glendalough School; Wicklow Town on September 22 next. There will be information stands showcasing details on home energy efficiency upgrades, retrofitting grants, and information about community micro-generation schemes.
Ireland’s national sustainable energy authority, SEAI will provide information and advice to attendees. SEAI offer a range of grants and funding supports across home, business and community. ESB Networks will be on hand to outline its micro-generation scheme.
Speaking ahead of the roadshows Sinead Dooley, Head of Public Engagement with EirGrid, said:
“These events are a chance for communities and businesses across Wicklow to come along and hear how the region will play an integral role in the future of the electricity grid, while also finding out more about the supports that are available at a local level.”
“We understand people’s concerns regarding energy consumption and the need for savings, that is why we are also pleased to have exhibitors from a range of organisations and community energy groups. We look forward to hearing from industry leaders, inputs from community representatives, and to share knowledge in working towards achieving our energy goals.”
People can register for the event at http://eirgrid.ie/roadshows