Údarás na Gaeltachta began its energy transition to a sustainable future in 2008 when they established an 'Energy Management Bureau' as a pilot project with the objectives of reducing energy consumption and CO2 emissions in 15 of is buildings. In early 2013 they converted their headquarters in Furbo, Co. Galway to Bioenergy with the installation of a biomass heating system. This was in collaboration with both SEAI and the Western Development Commission (RASLRES Project). In both 2014 and 2015, in partnership with the local community and Mayo County Council, Údarás completed a Better Energy Community scheme in Erris, Co Mayo. Additionally in 2015, Údarás have completed a significant Better Energy Communities project that encompasses the entire Gaeltacht area. The GREAT (Growing Renewable Energy Applications and Technologies), that was funded by INTERREG and successfully led by Údarás na Gaeltachta, has completed with full results now available for download. Continuing in 2015, Údarás na Gaeltachta have committed to the three year implementation process to become a Sustainable Energy Community for the Gaeltacht region.