Sign-up to the Sustainable Energy Communities (SEC) Network today!

Access Supports - Share Knowledge - Achieve your Energy Transition Ambitions


The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) is calling on community groups across Ireland to join the dedicated 'Sustainable Energy Community' (SEC) Network. The aim of the Network is to catalyse and support a national movement of SECs operating in every part of the country.

What is a Sustainable Energy Community?

A Sustainable Energy Community (SEC) is a community in which everyone works together to develop a sustainable energy system. To do so, they aim as far as possible to be energy efficient, to use renewable energy where feasible and to develop decentralised energy supplies.

A Sustainable Energy Community can include all the different energy users in the community including homes, sports clubs, community centres, churches and businesses. SEC's are now being encouraged to join the new SEAI supported SEC Network to help build capacity and share skills across communities.



Please return it by email to or by post to SEC, SEAI, Finnabair Businesss Park, Dundalk, Co. Louth


Benefits of joining the SEC Network
  1. Provides groups with the opportunity to share knowledge and insight and to meet with other members who are carrying out a diversity of energy efficiency projects
  2. Is operated by 'Champions' from Sustainable Energy Communities with SEAI support. This means Network Events and Supports are designed with and for members
  3. Enables your group to access tecnical supports to guide you through a structured process of identifying and carrying out sustainable energy initiatives in your community
  4. Means your group will be eligible to apply for dedicated SEAI funding to realise your sustainable energy ambitions


Who can join the SEC Network?

A large number of groups are encouraged to join the SEC network including

  1. Existing groups who may have already availed of SEAI better Energy Communities or Area based supports and want to further their ambitions
  2. Interested groups who want to start the journey towards becoming a Sustainable Energy Community by availing of Network supports


If you have any questions about the SEC Network, please send an email to
Join the Network today!Click here to download the application form

Pleae find below links to two presentations that were delivered at the Energy Show in April 2016

Sustainable Energy Communities - Ruth Buggie

Community Energy: Lessons from Scotland - Nick Chapman

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