EirGrid, the operator and developer of Ireland's electricity grid, is set to host an Energy Citizens Roadshow in Galway on Wednesday 13 September.
The information event, which is presented in partnership with Galway County Council, ESB Networks and the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI ), will inform local communities across Galway about how EirGrid plans to future-proof the electricity grid.
ESB Networks will be explaining its role in microgeneration, the organisation’s plans to deliver on its Net Zero Strategy, and work to support Ireland’s Climate Action Plan.
The SEAI will provide advice on home energy upgrades and retrofitting grants, with Galway County Council outlining details of its draft Climate Action Plan and opportunities for communities and individuals to get involved.
The EirGrid Energy Citizens Roadshow, which is free to attend, takes place on Wednesday, 13 September at The Salthill Hotel, Galway from 6.30pm to 8.30pm. EirGrid is inviting people to join from 6.30pm for some refreshments and a chance to engage with the panel of experts, along with local exhibitors showcasing the latest information about home energy efficiency upgrades.
MC for the night will be former RTÉ midlands correspondent, Ciaran Mullooly.
Speaking ahead of the roadshow event, Sinead Dooley, Head of Public Engagement with EirGrid said: “This event is an opportunity for the people of Galway to hear about the progress being made to support a sustainable economy and growing communities across Galway City and 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 sharing knowledge in working towards achieving our energy ambitions,” added Dooley.
To register for this free roadshow event, visit eirgrid.ie/roadshows