Better Energy Communitites (BEC) 2018 cost efficient energy rewards programme

Carlow Kilkenny Energy Agency helps communities, businesses and home owners cut bills and harmful emissions with Better Energy Community programme. CKEA is a not for profit organisation which has helped scores of business to reduce energy spend and leverage their support of sporting, charitable, community housing groups, individual home owners lower their energy costs and improve comfort, while also qualifying for grant assistance under the Better Energy Community (BEC) programme and other initiatives.

BEC offers a win-win grant aid solution for community groups, public authorities, individuals and businesses to both lower their energy bills while reducing energy usage. Here at CKEA we are co-ordinating 5 projects this year including one in each of Counties Kilkenny, Carlow, Laois and Wexford. These are being lead by the relevant Local Authorities and we look forward to working with them, the businesses, home owners and communities who are benefiting.

BEC Information Events – Don’t miss out

CKEA is running four information mornings on Better Energy Communities 2018 for community groups, charitable organisations, businesses or private home owners who are interested in cutting their energy costs, benefitting from generous tax incentives and ultimately, saving money while reducing harmful emissions. It’s also an absolute must for anyone considering retrofitting their own home to improve its efficiency and value.

  • Kilkenny:  19th October,  11am,  Hotel Kilkenny, College Road, in the Rosehill Room
  • Carlow Town:  20th October,  11am,  Woodford Dolmen Hotel, Kilkenny Road in the Writers Room
  • Wexford Town:  25th October,  11am, Talbot Hotel Wexford, The Quay, in the Slaney Room
  • New Ross, Wexford:  26th October,  11am, The Brandon House Hotel, New Ross, in the Paddy Murphy Room

More information: call CKEA office on 056 7790 856 or email


Previous Experience

Carlow Kilkenny Energy Agency has extensive, award winning experience and expertise in supporting applicants through the BEC pipeline. Camphill Communities Ireland were awarded the prestigious SEAI Sustainable Energy Award 2016, Community Award for their BEC 2015 project for which we provided administrative support.

Contact us to enquire about our fee structure.

Express your interest in future programmes:

While not yet confirmed, it is possible that the Better Energy Community programme or one similar to it will run in 2018. Administered by SEAI, there are strict deadlines which applicants must meet. Complete an Expression of Interest form today and we will contact you when we know more.

Important BEC dates 2018

December 2017: Opening of online Application Process
February 2018: Deadline for receipt of Applications
April 2018: Notification of successful projects
13th October 2018: Project completion and paperwork submission deadline

BEC 2016: CKEA’s role and projects