SEAI to hold Public Information Day on proposed Atlantic Marine Energy Test Site and offer energy saving advice

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The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) will hold an energy information event at the Civic Offices in Belmullet on 11th June 2015. Members of the public are invited to attend this event to get updates on the proposed Atlantic Marine Energy Test Site and free energy saving advice for their homes and businesses that will be available on the day between 2pm and 8pm.

The proposed test site, to be situated off the coast of Belmullet, will cater for the testing of wave energy technology devices and is planned to operate for up to 35 years. The development of a test facility in Belmullet will help to make Ireland a global player in the growing wave energy sector as well as help the development of new industry opportunities in the local area. Local residents are encouraged to attend to find out how the project has progressed and chat to the team involved to discuss future plans.

In addition, attendees can avail of free expert advice on energy savings for their home, business or community as well as getting information on the latest home and electric vehicle grants that are available through SEAI. Those wishing to apply for home energy upgrade grants can do so on the day once they bring along their meter reference (MPRN) number from an electricity or gas bill.

The information event supported by Udaras na Gaeltachta and Mayo County Council will be hosted in the Civic Offices in Belmullet on Thursday June 11th and people can drop in any time between 2pm and 8pm. For more information or to book one-to-one sessions with an energy expert email

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