Codema is the regional co-ordinator for the Sustainable Energy Community (SEC) network in the Dublin Mid-East Region. This region is made up of close to 100 Sustainable Energy Communities in Dublin City, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown, Fingal, South Dublin, Wicklow, Kildare and Meath.
Each SEC in the Dublin Mid-East Region is provided with a coordinated mentor to guide you through the 3-step process of 'Learn-Plan-Do’, and who your mentor is will depend on what local authority area you are in.
See the list below to find out your local authority area's dedicated mentor. If you are unsure which local authority area your SEC group belongs to, you can find out here.
To contact the regional co-ordinator, email Eli Babei at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Regional Coordinator: Eli Babei, Codema
CONTACT: email@example.com Eli is the Project Coordinator for the Sustainable Energy Communities (SEC) Programme in the Dublin and Mid-East region. Prior to... read more
Eli is the Project Coordinator for the Sustainable Energy Communities (SEC) Programme in the Dublin and Mid-East region.
Prior to her work with Codema, she worked with several not-for-profit organisations within fundraising and strategic engagement and outreach. Eli previously worked with Léargas, one of Ireland’s Erasmus+ national agencies, where she coordinated the Languages Programme, developing and facilitating collaborative events that promoted diversity and inclusion through plurilingualism. Prior to that, she worked with the National Council for the Blind of Ireland and Care After Prison, organising awareness-raising and fundraising campaigns. Before that, she co-founded and led the social enterprise Inner Garden, an initiative that promoted and produced plant-based foods. She holds a MA in European Integration from the University of Limerick, a MA in Civil Law and BA in Public Law, both from the State University of Moldova.
Dublin City mentor: Gerard Doherty
Gerard is a Chartered Engineer who has worked in energy efficiency and energy management since 2007. He has assisted over 300 organisations to date worldwide... read more
Gerard lives and works in Dublin City and is involved in the Dublin Bay South Green Party and his local sports clubs.
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Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown & South Dublin mentor: Gavin Harte
Gavin Harte has an MSc in Sustainable Development from DIT Dublin. He is a sustainability entrepreneur and has initiated many sustainability focused start-ups... read more
Gavin now runs ESD Training, his consultancy for education in sustainable development. Gavin has two years experience with SEAI as a Sustainable Energy Community Mentor and recently started working with Codema as an SEC Mentor in Dún Laoghaire–Rathdown. Gavin was recently awarded contracts to deliver free climate action training courses for communities in Cavan and Kildare, funded by Cavan and Kildare LEADER companies.
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Fingal mentor: Eric Dennis
Eric, a proud Fingallian, has been working on behalf of the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) for the last 5 and half years in various roles. He... read more
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Co. Kildare mentor: Emer Conway
Originally from Ballymore Eustace, but now living in Clane, Emer has worked extensively with various community groups and social enterprises to distribute... read more
She set up the first Sustainable Energy Community in Kildare in 2019 and plans to work closely with SEAI and KCC in 2020 to build out more strong SECs in order to boost climate action specifically around how we use energy in Kildare – enabling every person, every journey and every building to be a valuable contributor to positive climate action in their daily lives.
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Co. Meath mentor: Philip Mc Cormack
Philip is a former telecommunications engineer with ESB who has a degree in information systems and qualifications in Green Energy Business and Community... read more
He is the coordinator of the Batterstown SEC; this has been a highly successful example of a SEC that has recently moved on to the Energy Masterplan phase of its journey, which will give its participants a range of energy efficiency and renewable energy solutions for their community. Philip is committed to helping other SECs on this journey.
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Co. Wicklow mentor: Simon Whelan
Simon is an energy industry professional with over 15 years’ experience working in the renewable energy and energy efficiency sector in Ireland. He has expert... read more
Simon set up the Greystones and Delgany Sustainable Energy Community (SEC) and has completed numerous SEAI grant-aided energy projects over his career. He sees the SEC programme as a massive opportunity for communities to become more resilient and sustainable.
Simon is a Chartered Energy Manager and Member of the Energy Institute. He holds an MSc in Climate Change and Sustainable Development and is a registered Building Energy Rating assessor, SEAI Technical Advisor and SEAI Renewable Energy Installer.
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