EirGrid to host Energy Citizens Roadshow events in Naas and Maynooth

16 January 2022

EirGrid, the operator and developer of Ireland’s electricity grid, is set to host an energy citizens roadshow at two locations in Kildare, on February 1 and February 2 next.

The information events will inform local communities across Kildare about how EirGrid plans to future-proof the electricity grid, while ESB Networks will outline its role in connecting microgeneration, and a series of initiatives titled ‘Beat the Peak’. Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI), will advise on home energy upgrades and retrofitting grants and Kildare Chamber of Commerce will outline the need for continued regional development opportunities.

The EirGrid Energy Citizens Roadshow takes place on Wednesday, February 1 at the Osprey Hotel, Naas, and Thursday, February 2 at the Glenroyal Hotel, Maynooth, from 6.30pm to 8.30pm on both evenings.

Along with a panel of experts, including SEAI, ESB Networks and Kildare Chamber of Commerce, the roadshow will include a host of exhibitors showcasing the latest information about home energy efficiency upgrades.

Speaking ahead of the roadshow events, Sinead Dooley, Head of Public Engagement with EirGrid said: “These events are an opportunity for the public to hear how Kildare will continue to play an integral role in the future of the electricity grid, as we work towards more low-carbon, renewable energy supporting the increased electrification of heat and transport.”

“We also understand people’s concerns regarding energy consumption and the need for savings, and we are pleased to have exhibitors from a range of organisations, such as SEAI, who can provide information regarding local and national supports.”

The recently launched nationwide Government of Ireland ‘Reduce Your Use’ campaign, #ReduceYourUse, gives practical advice on how families, households and businesses can save money by promoting and encouraging energy efficiency. It also highlights the Government supports that are available to help with rising energy costs. 

“We look forward to hearing inputs from communities, industry leaders, and to share knowledge in working towards achieving our energy ambitions,” added Dooley. 

To register for a free roadshow event, visit eirgrid.ie/roadshows