Galway Energy Co-operative aims to be an advocate for provide clean, renewable energy and services for Galway City and the surrounding area. We commenced operation in 2018.

We are member of SEAI’s Sustainable Energy Communities (SEC) Initiative which involves a large number of similar energy Co-operatives starting up around the country being supported by SEAI.

The SEC is just one pillar of our Co-operative’s initial focus. We are also looking at several other projects for the mid and long-term.

The ethos of the Co-op is determined by a set of rules.

Kieran Cunnane

Kieran Cunnane

Energy Consultant. Electronic, Test & Automation Engineer. Kieran has spent much of his working life as a self-employed Technology Consultant. In this work, Kieran’s skills include Software Development (both on PC and embedded), Hardware Development and Telecommunications...

David Killilea

David Killilea

David works in social care but has a keen interest in environmental issues. David was one of the co-founders of Galway Energy Co-operative. His focus is on local development, energy justice and worker self-management.

Vincent Carragher

Vincent Carragher

Vincent is a co-founder and works with GEC to improve the sustainability of all the communities, groups and stakeholders we work with. He has worked with communities across Europe and significant numbers in Ireland...

Philip James

Philip James

Phil is Chairman of the Galway Waterways Foundation, a non-profit company dedicated to the restoration of Galway's unique river and canal system. He joined as a founder member of the Galway Energy Coop because of his interest in hydro-electric power generation, sustainable energy solutions, climate change, and the preservation of local heritage...

Hervé Boinnard

Hervé Boinnard

Hervé is a website builder and integrator, web designer and developer with his business Puma-IT. He specialises in eCommerce Solutions, and Multilingual Websites with Joomla. Hervé has created a lot of bilingual websites, and some only with the Irish language. He maintains the Irish language pack for Joomla, ...

About Us

Galway Energy Co-operative aims to be an advocate for provide clean, renewable energy and services for Galway City and the surrounding area. We commenced operation in 2018.

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Our Aims

Develop renewable energy to support climate change mitigation efforts

Democratise energy production

Develop local employment opportunities

Engage the knowledge, energy and expertise of the local community.