Cloonavin event discusses energy issues and solutions

Representatives from local businesses and schools were among those who took part in a recent event about energy use organised by Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council

‘Energy in the Borough – Developing Future Solutions’ brought together ‘heavy’ energy users to discuss their issues, concerns and potential solutions. This engagement from the local community will enable Council to better understand energy-related challenges facing consumers as well as identify longer-term energy needs.

The event, which took place in Cloonavin on Thursday 28th November, included a number of key note speakers representing the Department for Economy, the Utility Regulator, Smart Grid Ireland, NIE Networks and SSE Enterprise.

In his address to the audience, Chief Executive of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council David Jackson said: “We are focused on ensuring that the Council’s long-term strategic plans around energy reflect and support the needs of businesses and households operating within the Borough. Council has identified energy as a key issue in its plans for attracting investment and increasing employment in the council area.”

Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council is keen to examine how the transition of the current energy system and regulatory changes taking place in the electricity market could impact local organisations and residents.

Any businesses interested in finding out more about the potential of reducing their energy costs please contact Strategic Projects Manager Niall McGurk at

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