Wednesday 22nd February
7.30 – 9.30 p.m.

We are delighted to invite the community of the Killorglin area to join them for the launch of the Killorglin Energy Master Plan (EMP) Report. As well as sharing the findings of the EMP project and an overview of responses to a sustainability survey carried out during KFEST, group discussions will also be facilitated to explore the next action steps the community would like to take forward.


  • Summary of findings of Energy Master Plan (EMP) including Local case studies of potential options for Home Energy Retrofits
  • Overview of Killorglin Sustainability Survey (carried out during KFEST)
  • Have your say – group discussions on what next

About the Killorglin Energy Master Plan

The EMP project was funded by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) with energy consultants ORS carrying out the work in collaboration with KSEC. While the report provides an estimate of the baseline energy (electricity, heating, transport) use in the Killorglin area and overview of relevant statistics regarding the built environment, KSEC hopes the case studies relating to local homes will provide valuable comparison information for the Killorglin community for potential home retrofitting projects. A number of homes were surveyed by a local Building Energy Rating (BER) assessor, with ORS then estimating the costs and energy savings associated with suggested upgrade measures. Details of these will be shared on the night including for example, measures, estimated costs and energy savings for upgrading a detached 1980’s bungalow from an E2 to an A3 BER and upgrading a detached 2-storey house, constructed in 1959, from a C3 to an A3 BER

During the project 4 community buildings, KDYS, St Vincent de Paul Shop, CYMS and Killorglin Old Courthouse and local business Quinlan’s Seafood Bar were also surveyed by ORS. Measures to reduce the energy use of these buildings and a number of other opportunities, relating to transport, renewables and training were detailed in a “Register of Opportunities” for the community to progress. 

Anne-Marie Fuller KSEC secretary commented “This report has had a relatively long incubation period, the first EMP project meeting with the Killorglin community was held in CYMS back in February 2020 just before Covid-19 struck, so we are particularly pleased to be able to finally share all the project information with the community now and invite them to explore together how this information can be used to contribute to Killorglin becoming a more sustainable community.” 

Contact Details

KSEC Secretary –

Reduce Your Energy Costs

We are delighted to present a series of information sessions on how to reduce your energy usage.  This project, which began in Tralee in September 2021, continues with a session in Listowel on the 23rd of Marchl and a session in Ballybunion on the 31st of March, both from 7.20-9.00pm.  
This event is limited to 40 participants. You can book your ticket on Eventbrite.

The Irish government is developing a Micro-generation* Support Scheme to support new micro-generation deployment. This will help deliver a route to market for citizens and communities to generate their own renewable electricity, such as from solar panels on their roofs, and receive a fair price when they sell the excess into the grid.

The aim of this consultation was to gather stakeholder feedback on aspects of the proposed Micro-generation Support Scheme which may help to inform the delivery of the scheme.

Read KSEC’s submission

*Micro-generation includes micro-solar, PV micro-hydro, micro wind and micro renewable CHP

Unfortunately our Free Information Session has been postponed due to Covid-19 Restrictions.  We’ll update as soon as we have the new date.

As planned, this event will help participants to better understand their energy usage, make savings and understand some of the new technologies available to them to reduce their carbon footprint.

Please contact us at for further details.

Funded by LEADER

KSEC is in the process of submitting a funding application to the Rural Development (LEADER) Programme.

Subject to approval KSEC wishes to appoint a trainer/facilitator to deliver a Kerry-wide series of information sessions and workshops on Renewable Energy including energy reduction.

Details of the tender are available on the eTender website, where you can also submit a tender if you are interested.

AGM 2019

KSEC will hold its Annual General Meeting (AGM) at 6.30pm, Monday 4th March. You can attend at Tobar Naofa, off Deans Road Moyderwell, Tralee.

All members are welcome. Finger food will be available.

If you wish to be more involved at Board level please get in touch before the meeting to

Two bits of news


we have submitted our Energy Master Plan (EMP) to SEAI. This is part of becoming a “Sustainable Energy Community”(SEC). Once this is accepted by SEAI, we will then information events about the EMP and the stages included in the plan.


KSEC Board have just recently completed three review and planning sessions, facilitated by John Loughrey. The purpose of this exercise was to prioritise the work of the Board for the next couple of years. We feel we are in good stead after these sessions and will inform members of what the plans are in our newsletter.

The CSO publication on householder attitudes and behaviours on environment issues was published on 23 March. Visually easy to follow and digest, it includes information on: main fuels used in households in regions; Use of additional heating sources; Awareness of environmental schemes and initiatives; Installation of energy saving products in owner occupied and other non rented households; Main determinant when buying a car; Influence of Energy Efficiency rating or label; Household’s main method for disposing of non-recyclable household waste; Household’s main method for disposing of recyclable household waste; popular measures to reduce waste; and other headings/graphics.

Has your household installed any of the following energy saving products in the last 10 years

Read more on the CSO website