Tipperary Energy Agency has announced that it is celebrating its 20th year in business this year. The agency was established in 1998 as an independent social enterprise and was set up by Tipperary County Council and Tipperary Institute, now LIT Tipperary. From humble beginnings with just one employee, the agency is now a team of 24, and is nationally and internationally recognised as an active participant in sustainable energy activity.

Standout project Templederry Community Wind Farm

Paul Kenny, CEO said: "We are extremely proud of our achievements over the last 20 years. Some of the standout projects for me include 'Templederry Community Wind Farm, which is still Ireland’s only community wind farm and produces enough electricity to power 3,500 homes. "SuperHomes Ireland, our deep retrofit scheme, began as a pilot in 2015 and is now set to complete 75 houses alone this year. Our announcement in 2017 that the European Investment Bank (EIB) is supporting the implementation of Tipperary’s €37 million investment programme in energy efficiency over the next three years is major news for Tipperary. "This grant will continue to drive Tipperary’s energy projects and will substantially reduce fossil fuel use among hundreds of homes and businesses in the county.” Tipperary Energy Agency is kicking off a calendar of events and celebrations where it will look back on its achievements and share its future plans for a 'Sustainable Tipperary' over the course of 2018. You can check updates on tippenergy.ie

About Tipperary Energy Agency

Tipperary Energy Agency’s aim is to support the development of sustainable energy in Co Tipperary and beyond. The agency is committed to providing a comprehensive range of services to all sectors in Co Tipperary with a view to implementing sustainable energy projects which are developed using best practice. The agency works in the fields of energy efficiency, energy management, renewable energy and sustainable transport. For more information please visit www.tippenergy.ie