What does the SEC Programme do/provide?
The SEC Programme provides support to Local Authorities through three levels.
(a) Information - Tools and Resources available on the website
(b) Network – All Local Authorities that submit a proposal to be an SEC will be eligible to join the SEC Network to engage more effectively with SEAI public and private sector programmes and engage with the ongoing dialogue of innovation and policy towards a more sustainable future for Ireland
(c) Partnership – The Sustainable Energy Communities (SEC) Partnership Programme is specific to the 6 exemplar communities selected to participate. It allows SEAI provide tailored assistance to the local authority to implement an SEC using the SEAI structured management process and toolkit. The Programme must engage across all sectors and promote both alternative energy sources and improved energy efficiency within the community. The Programme’s mission is to demonstrate best practice in technology, techniques, policy and behaviour to lead Ireland to a sustainable energy future.