Edenderry Village Community Co-op is a Vital Spark for Locally-Sourced Energy!
COP a look at this! Great news for Edenderry Village, Belfast as we approach COP26.
From left: Ronan Davison-Kernan, Director, Edenderry Village Energy, Andy Hebdon, Director, Edenderry Village Energy, Tiziana O’Hara, Co-operative Alternatives, Andy Frew, Northern Ireland Community Energy (NICE) / Secretary, Edenderry Village Energy, Colin Dunlop, Project Team, Edenderry Village Energy and Karen Arbuckle, Chairperson, Northern Ireland Community Energy (NICE).
Photograph: Columba O’Hare/ Newry.ie
South Belfast Community Co-operative, Edenderry Village Energy is helping to bring a positive power alternative to the rural South Belfast village. The co-op, which formed earlier this year is currently celebrating successful National Lottery funding on their journey to become self-sufficient and zero-carbon.
Director Ronan Davison-Kernan said,
Edenderry Village Energy was set up by a group of residents with a shared belief coupled with concern for the climate and future generations. We have backgrounds in energy, water and conservation, and are collectively striving to help the village make a just transition to clean energy, by replacing gas and oil boilers with a ground source heat pump – a system that takes heat from the Earth and/or the river Lagan and supplies it to homes.
The co-op was established with the vital support and advice of Co-operative Alternatives, who guided us through Belfast City Council’s Go Social scheme. Additionally, Northern Ireland Community Energy (NICE) helped us successfully pitch for National Lottery ‘Awards for All’ funding to carry out a feasibility study.
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