More power to you, west Kerry

ESB Networks officials visiting Spillane’s Restaurant in the Maharees, which is an official ESB Ambassador, from left, Michael Spillane, Marilyn Spillane, Pat O’Doherty, Chief Executive, ESB Networks, Jean Spillane, Rose Spillane, Ellvena Graham, OBE, Chairperson, ESB Networks, and Colm Kennedy, Annascaul ESB Networks Ambassador.
Pictures: Valerie O’Sullivan

KERRY is showing its smart side thanks to an innovative collaboration between the progressive community in west Kerry and ESB Networks.

A number of locals were selected as ESB Ambassadors and representatives from the company were in Dingle this week some of the initiatives carried out to date.

Noel Malone (right) ESB Networks Dingle Project Team, Pat O’Doherty, Chief Executive, ESB Networks, Ellvena Graham, OBE, Chairperson ESB Networks, Brendan Tuohy, Destination Kerry Tourism Forum and Noel Malone, Ballyferriter, ESB Networks Ambassador

This has included the deployment of 30 solar PVs and 20 batteries with three deep retrofits and three air source heat pump installations underway.

Smart technology has also been installed on the local network while the company are also scoping electric vehicle trials for 2020.

The Chairman of ESB, Ellvena Graham, OBE, and ESB’s Chief Executive Pat O’Doherty were among the company heads that saw the progress being made on the ground and they also visited a number of local community initiatives supported by the Dingle project.

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