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About The Association of Irish Energy Agencies (AIEA)

There are now 14 Local Energy Agencies in Ireland, including the Northern Ireland Energy Agency with  3 offices  Belfast, Derry and Enniskillen. These jointly formed the Association of Irish Energy Agencies (AIEA) in November 1998. The AIEA was officially launched by the Minister of State for Energy Joe Jacob, T.D in June 2000.

The AIEA is a self-governing organisation, which provides both a critical mass and a sense of continuity for its constituent member energy agencies. It can also provide a coherent and coordinated voice at local, national and European levels.

The AIEA is building a strengthened network of Local Energy Agencies in Ireland through assisting in setting up new agencies where there are none at present and also, through reinforcing the existing agencies that have already been established.

Central Aim of the AIEA

The overall common aim of the constituent member of the Association is to promote renewable energy, energy efficiency and the rational use of energy, to improve the quality of the environment and to contribute to sustainable development.

Objectives of the AIEA

  • Represent the interest of its members
  • Identify key energy developments tasks at local level
  • Provide a coherent and coordinated voice and influence policy at Local, National and European Level
  • Collaboration and co-operation at Local, National and European level with other Energy Agencies and interested bodies
  • Integrate energy and environmental policy through linking top-down policy and bottom-up consumer based practical initiatives
  • Develop Regional energy plans
  • Liaise with Government Departments

List of current officers

  • Chairman Paddy Phelan - Carlow Kilkenny Energy Agency
  • Vice Chair: Joe Hayden- Codema
  • Secretariat: Francoise Hickey- Tipperary Energy Agency
  • Treasurer : Lara Fagan - Meath County Council  
  • Other officers: Liam Fleming - Waterford Energy Bureau
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AIEA Members at the Launch in 2000

Photo of AIEA Members at the Launch in 2000

 

AIEA Members at the 2005 AGM
Photo of AIEA Members at the 2005 AGM

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