The Balbriggan Sustainable Energy Community (SEC) CLG is developing an Energy Master Plan for Balbriggan, County Dublin, in partnership with the ORS Energy Management team. The Energy Master Plan (EMP) is funded by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI), which supports community-led climate action in the transition to a low-carbon future. As a community, the Balbriggan SEC is committed to actively engaging all residents in the initiative, by sharing knowledge and encouraging input from all residents, businesses, clubs, volunteer groups and community representatives in the Energy Master Plan process. “We are delighted to be working with ORS on this important initiative for Balbriggan and we welcome feedback from everyone in the community to help us better understand local energy needs,” said Sarah Zimmermann, Secretary of the Balbriggan SEC.-Balbriggan has also recently been announced as a Decarbonising Zone in the Fingal County Council Draft Climate Action Plan 2024-2029, which is open for public consultation at the moment and brings welcome attention and focus on the town. As one of the youngest towns in Ireland with an average age of 31, combined with the fact that around 30% of residents are born outside of Ireland, Balbriggan has distinctive qualities. Building a climate resilient community for the long-term is a top priority given our high proportion of our young people. “Balbriggan is a unique town with a mixture of long-term residents and people newer to the area, a great opportunity exists for the people of the town to come together to help shape what a sustainable town looks like in the 21st century,” said Eamonn Donlyn, Chairperson of the Balbriggan SEC. There is currently a Home Energy Survey for residents of Balbriggan to provide input into the Energy Master Plan. Please scan the QR code to fill in the 5–10-minute survey. The community is also invited to speak with members of the Balbriggan SEC at the Climate Action Street Party on Railway Street in Balbriggan on Saturday October 21st, from 10a-5pm.
About the Balbriggan Sustainable Energy Community CLG: Balbriggan Sustainable Energy Community CLG is a community organisation working to ensure a just transition to a low carbon society in Balbriggan. The Balbriggan SEC has adopted a whole of society, inclusive approach by promoting the SEC widely and encouraging participation from all residents, businesses, clubs, volunteer groups and community representatives. By actively engaging with the SEC Network and SEAI to provide feedback, the group works to share knowledge and support the SEC national mission.