Energy Master Plan Launch

The Launch event for our Energy Master Plan (EMP)is almost upon us! Authored by PlanEnergy & Sponsored by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI), this document and the accompanying Register of Opportunities will become part of the toolkit for our activities as an SEC in the years to come. Among other things, it contains […]

Leader Grant for Mullingar Solar Park Feasibility Study

PRESS RELEASE 30th December 2022 €30k LEADER GRANT FOR MULLINGAR SOLAR PARK FEASIBILITY STUDY The Mullingar Sustainable Energy Community (SEC) is one step closer to its goal of building a solar park on the former landfill site at Marlinstown, Mullingar, following the approval of a €30,000 Leader grant from Westmeath Community Development (WCD) towards the […]

New Forestry Grants and the Wonder of Trees

The Government has announced a new forestry funding programme worth €1.3 billion for Ireland that will run from 2023 to 2030. Under the new fund, payments to farmers or landowners to plant trees will rise by between 46% and 66%, and the payment period will be extended from 15 years to 20 years.  This fund […]

New Bus Éireann routes in Westmeath

Over the last few weeks Bus Éireann have expanded their routes and timetables in Westmeath – providing commuters between Athlone, Longford and Mullingar with improved and more frequent services on the following routes – Route 190 – travelling between Drogheda and Athlone – passing through Raharney, Killucan, Mullingar and Moate – is providing 10 buses […]

10 top tips to save you money this Winter on your energy bills

Generating a brighter future for Mullingar   10 top tips to save you money this Winter on your energy bills   With energy costs at an all time high and possibly set to rise further over the coming months, it will be a very difficult winter ahead for many Mullingar households who will find it […]

Free Solar Panels for all Schools Announced

The Mullingar Sustainable Energy Community (SEC) has welcomed the Government’s announcement that it will pay for solar panels for schools as part of the summer works programme next year.  The cost of the scheme will be covered by the Department of the Environment’s Climate Action Fund will be distributed through the Summer Works Scheme for schools. […]

The Trip To Tipp – Templederry Wind Farm

On a chilly morning the 2nd April 2022 members of the Mullingar SEC joined a number of SECs from the Midlands for a version of the ‘Trip to Tipp’ to admire the work communities have completed regards renewable energy and retrofitting.  Community Power hosted the group first in Templederry and explained how the community in the […]

Introduction to the SEC

Generating a brighter future for Mullingar   Introduction to the Mullingar Sustainable Energy Community The Mullingar Sustainable Energy Community (SEC) has a powerful story to tell about the future of Mullingar. It starts with the challenge that faces us all: how can we reduce our reliance on fossil fuels and transition to renewable sources of […]

Grid Connection offered to Mullingar Community Project

PRESS RELEASE 21th December 2021 GRID CONNECTION OFFERED TO WESTMEATH’S FIRST 100% COMMUNITY-OWNED SOLAR PARK Last week, the ESB announced the latest batch of renewable energy projects around the country that will be offered a connection to the National Grid over the coming years. Among them is a proposed 5MW solar park in Marlinstown on […]

Tackling Climate Change is Good for Business

The inaugural public event of the Mullingar Sustainable Energy Community which took place last Thursday night (11th November 2021) in the Annebrook House Hotel heard from a range of experts about how tackling climate change can be good for business. Over 30 attendees ventured out into the wind and rain to attend the highly successful […]