The Energy Self-Supply in Rural Communities (ENSRC) project established rural self-supply energy co-operatives or networks in each of the four countries participating in the project (Ireland, Wales, Portugal and Bulgaria). The project partners identified the barriers and incentives that exist for the development of rural self supply energy cooperatives as well as undertook a feasibility study and a development plan for each cooperative. Technical and administrative support was also given to the new cooperatives through manual, development manager and studies. Through its activities, ENSRC contributed to increasing the use of locally available sustainable energy in rural areas and ensured a long-term dissemination of its actions via the production of a well-made manual. Renewable energy facilities were also promoted and if not installed yet everywhere, at least planned.
In this page:
- Establishment of a self sustaining energy co-operative in each of the participating countries
- Launch of renewable energy installations in each of the participating countries
- Development of rural renewable energy enterprises
- Production of a manual to assist the development of self supply energy co-operatives
- Once the environment exists for rural energy self supply enterprise; techniques, technologies, systems and individuals within jurisdictions can be put in place to facilitate the development of these technologies.
- Opportunities for the development of energy co-operatives existed in each of the partner countries through a variety of different renewable energy technologies.
Partners and coordinatorList Map
|WATERFORD COUNTY COUNCIL||Ireland|
|Black Sea Regional Agency for Energy Management||Bulgaria|
|Brian P.Connor & Associates Ltd||Ireland|
|Agência Municipal de Energia do Seixal||Portugal|
|Carmarthenshire County Council||United Kingdom|
WATERFORD COUNTY COUNCIL
Duration:01/01/2006 to 31/12/2007