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Midlands Energy Agency (MEA) Achieves Milestone in Pathfinder Project
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Midlands Energy Agency (MEA) Achieves Milestone in Pathfinder Project

The Midlands Energy Agency (MEA), established to support five Midland local authorities including Laois, Offaly, Westmeath, Roscommon, and Longford in managing and reducing their energy consumption in alignment with national targets, has reached a significant milestone in the SEAI Pathfinder Project.

A crucial meeting of the Midland Energy Agency Steering and Working Groups took place at the Council Chamber, Laois County Council, to facilitate an introductory session with Diarmuid Waters, Senior Project and Programme Manager at Rogerson Reddan, the appointed contractors for the MEA Pathfinder project. Attended by Padraig Brehony and Gerard Donnellan from the SEAI Pathfinder Team, this meeting signifies a pivotal moment in the journey towards achieving energy efficiency targets for local authorities in the Midlands. Specifically, 26 buildings will receive detailed Energy Reports aimed at maximizing the energy rating of structures with the highest energy consumption.

Pictured at County Hall, Portlaoise for the meeting of the Midlands Energy Agency Steering and Working Groups where the Pathfinder Programme was launched. From left, back: Padraig Brehony, SEAI; Bernard Shea, Longford County Council,;Colm Kennelly, Roscommon County Council; Deirdre Reilly, Westmeath County Council; Sylvia Kilcline, Longford County Council; Mark Mahon, Offaly County Council; Kevin Manning, Laois County Council; Caitlín Conneely, Roscommon County Council and Suzanne Dempsey, Laois County Council. Front: Gerard Donnellan, Pathfinder Programme Manager, SEAI; Donal Brennan, Director of Services, Laois County Council and Diarmuid Waters, Senior Project and Programme Manager, Rogerson Reddan.

The Pathfinder Programme aims to accelerate the delivery of large-scale deep energy renovation projects in the non-domestic sector. The program focuses on supporting projects that will act as exemplars, demonstrating best practice in energy efficiency and renewable energy integration.

“Our mission at the Midlands Energy Agency is to empower each Midlands local authority to achieve a 51% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030,” stated Suzanne Dempsey, Energy Officer at Midland Energy Agency. “This meeting with Rogerson Reddan and the SEAI Pathfinder Team not only represents a significant step forward in the SEAI Pathfinder Programme but also reaffirms our unwavering commitment to driving sustainable energy practices across the Midlands.”

Pictured at County Hall, Portlaoise for the meeting of the Midlands Energy Agency Steering and Working Groups where the Pathfinder Programme was launched. From left, back: Padraig Brehony, SEAI; Bernard Shea, Longford County Council,;Colm Kennelly, Roscommon County Council; Deirdre Reilly, Westmeath County Council; Sylvia Kilcline, Longford County Council; Mark Mahon, Offaly County Council; Kevin Manning, Laois County Council; Caitlín Conneely, Roscommon County Council and Suzanne Dempsey, Laois County Council. Front: Gerard Donnellan, Pathfinder Programme Manager, SEAI; Donal Brennan, Director of Services, Laois County Council and Diarmuid Waters, Senior Project and Programme Manager, Rogerson Reddan.