The Sustainable Energy Communities (SEC) Programme is administered by SEAI on behalf of my Department. This Programme provides the first step for communities in learning how to develop local partnerships to manage and conserve energy before they apply to the Better Energy Communities Scheme. It facilitates the development of regional and national networks to allow for the sharing of knowledge and experience, fosters collaboration and helps communities to better pursue their goals. Since 2015 almost 270 community groups have signed up to the network and are availing of technical support and mentoring from the SEAI.
Details of the organisations and communities involved in the SEC Programme can be found in the document attached. In addition, the Deputy can view further details on all SEC programmes throughout Ireland on SEAI’s website https://www.seai.ie/sustainable-solutions/community-projects/sustainable-energy-communities/