This year, the Sustainable Energy Communities (SEC) network is celebrating achieving network membership of 200 communities from all across Ireland and we would like to invite you to the next annual Sustainable Energy Communities event on 8th September in Athlone Institute of Technology.
During the day we will host a number of workshops to help our Network members engage with all of the energy users in their community, to develop an energy master plan and to consider appropriate renewable energy projects.
A full overview of the day and the agenda are attached for your information.
The Climate Ambassador programme is a new initiative to train and support individuals taking action on climate issues and is jointly supported by the Educational Unit in An Taisce (An Taisce is a charity that works to preserve and protect Ireland’s natural and built heritage) and also the Department of Communications, Climate Action and the Environment (DCCAE).
Dr. Orla Nic Suibhne recently commenced work with the WDC as a project administrator on the NPA funded LECo project. Over the past two years, Dr. Nic Suibhne completed a Postdoc with University College Dublin and the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland entitled “The energy transition process in a rural community; becoming a Sustainable Energy Community”.
In November 2017, Dr. Nic Suibhne was contacted by Gary Tyrrell, the Climate Action Officer with An Taisce informing her that she had been chosen as one of Irelands first Climate Ambassadors!
There are 100 Climate Ambassadors located throughout Ireland, and the first training day took place in Galway on Saturday 27th January where lots of passionate, experienced climate ambassadors met. Various climate events will take place in Ireland over the next 12 months so please continue to follow us for details.
Further information can be found at http://www.climateambassador.ie/
Jukola relay is the worlds biggest orienteering relay event held annually in Finland. 2017 marks the 69th anniversary of Jukola relay and this year Joensuu’s famous orienteering club Kalevan Rasti is the proud host and organizer of the event that is held in Eno, Joensuu. The Jukola relay has grown in popularity year after year and the Jukola race is expected to attract 40,000 people of whom 16,500 are orienteers participating in the race.
Karelia University’s mobile CHP-unit is essential part of the event’s power management. The CHP-unit will power the Finnish military expo section and nearby kitchen, lowering significantly the peak power demand from national power grid. The CHP-unit is a perfect fit for the Joensuu-Jukola event which has slowly but surely grown more sustainable every year. Joensuu-Jukola is the most sustainable Jukola event to date partly due to focusing on renewable on-site energy production. The Mobile-CHP unit will power the event from Friday morning until Sunday midday to provide spectators and competitors with coffee and freshly baked donuts as well as ensuring the Finnish military expo is properly powered.
Karelia University of Applied Science’s Mobile CHP-unit is capable of producing electricity at rate of 40 kW and simultaneously thermal energy at 100 kW. The unit is equipped with power storage capable of storing 25kWh of electricity to cope with excessive peak loads and unexpected errors.