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News article28 March 2024European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency1 min read

ManagEnergy Expert Mission #6: Empowering Sligo-Leitrim Energy Agency for Sustainable Renovation Solutions

In February and March 2024, ManagEnergy Expert Lisa Vaughan visited the recently established Sligo-Leitrim Energy Agency to empower their efforts in energy efficiency for residential and community renovations.      

ManagEnergy Expert Mission 6 - Lisa Vaughan in Sligo-Leitrim Energy Agency

Amidst the picturesque landscapes of northwest Ireland, the Sligo-Leitrim Energy Agency sought guidance from ManagEnergy Expert Lisa Vaughan, CEO of the Tipperary Energy Agency, to bolster their energy efficiency efforts. Through a pragmatic approach, Vaughan's mission unfolded in two phases, each aimed at tangible outcomes for the agency's growth.

In the initial phase, stakeholders were engaged in discussions elucidating the role of energy agencies and addressing financing challenges and skills gaps. These conversations laid the groundwork for collaborative problem-solving and informed decision-making.

Stakeholder Forum Presentation February 15th Carrick on Shannon Co Leitrim


The subsequent phase saw a deeper dive into operational intricacies, including a visit to the pioneering SuperHomes One-Stop-Shop. Here, practical insights on business models, risk management, and national support systems were shared, enriching the agency's toolkit for future endeavors. SuperHomes, initially launched as a pilot project for 20 homes by the Tipperary Energy Agency in 2015, has evolved into a major venture aiming to deliver 35,000 deep home energy upgrades by 2030, in partnership with Electric Ireland. This success story serves as inspiration for the Sligo-Leitrim Energy Agency.

ManagEnergy Expert Mission 6 - retrofit visit


As the Expert Mission concluded, the Sligo-Leitrim Energy Agency emerged invigorated, armed with actionable insights and strategies. Vaughan's mission underscored the transformative potential of collaboration and innovation, promising a brighter, greener future for the region and generations to come.


Expert Missions
Publication date
28 March 2024
European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency