What have you achieved to date as a Sustainable Energy Community? We want to hear your story and showcase your community.

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About the Award

This award is for members of the SEAI Sustainable Energy Communities (SEC) Network. We want to give you the opportunity to showcase and present your sustainable energy journey. All you need to do is tell us about your SEC so we can hear your inspirational stories. This might include energy retrofits, renewable energy upgrades, behavioural change initiatives, hosting community energy outreach events, development of energy cooperatives, energy master plan, and innovation demonstrated by the community in their approach, activities and achievements. It can be your story from any part of the Learn, Plan Do, journey.

As per previous years there can only be one SEAI Energy Awards - Inspirational Energy Community Award Winner. There will be 4 shortlisted finalists for the Energy Awards who SEAI will work with to produce an online blog post on the SEAI website to showcase their story. The blogs will be voted on by the public with one finalist crowned Inspirational Sustainable Energy Community at this year’s SEAI Energy Awards in November.

Outside of the SEAI Energy Awards, the SEC team will be awarding a Further Four Awards: to recognise the achievements of other SEC stories received. These will be awarded under the four themes of the application form: Initiative, Influence, Impact and Innovation, so make sure to really show off your achievements.

Who should apply

Applications are welcome from all of SEAI's Sustainable Energy Community (SEC) Network.

Previous Energy Award finalists under this category include:

  • Corca Dhuibhne SEC
  • Energy Communities Tipperary Cooperative CLG
  • Mulranny Green Plan
  • Wicklow Tidy Towns SEC
  • Connacht GAA SEC
  • Glinsk SEC
  • Mullingar SEC
  • The Yard Hub SEC
Find out more about the shortlisted projects
We are all absolutely delighted on behalf of Inishowen SEC to win this community award. It's great for everybody that's been involved over the long number of years in getting to this point, and we really look forward to pushing things forward and this will give us a real shot in the arm to do so.
Paul McGowan, Inishowen Development Partnership, Inishowen SEC

Application guidelines

  1. Please submit your application online by 5pm Friday 28th June.
  2. You are eligible to apply under more than one category that you feel you fall under. Simply follow the online guidelines and copy and paste your application to a new category and amend your answers as appropriate.
  3. Please ensure all mandatory fields are completed before you hit submit.
  4. Please complete the 'Data' section to the best of your ability.
  5. Once you submit, you can still edit your application up to the deadline date.
  6. Please keep attachments to 5MB or less.
  7. Shortlisted applications for video production and SEAI Energy Awards will be announced in July.
  8. The SEAI Energy Awards will take place in November.
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