Report from Energy in Agriculture on the 21 August 2018

Several hundred farmers attended the annual farm energy open day, where according to journalist Thomas Hubert discussions swung between progress on Government support and continuing hurdles to renewable projects. Farmers and renewable energy professionals showed both eagerness for the imminent launch of support schemes and frustration at delays, the scheme itself has be promised for years and now many farmers are frustrated at the endless wait and planning bureaucracy  associated with connection to the national electricity grid. Along with an array of talks and presentations on renewable energy and schemes in the pipeline there was also several impressive demos including a Wind Demo, Solar PV Demo, Wood Mobilisation, and Anaerobic Digestion Demo. Padraic O’Neill, Noel Gavigan and Michael Doran all members of IrBEA management  presented at this event and we hope to make all the presentations available shortly.

WFQA Stand                                                                                     Box Media talk to Trish Lawlor on the IrBEA Stand          Denis Naughten talks with Owen Power  from Enerpower    Padraic O’Neill talks at the Biogas Demo