Project Timeline:

Late 2018:

ESB Networks retrofitted the homes and businesses of five local ambassadors with a range of technologies including: Solar PVs, Air Source Heat Pumps, and Electric Vehicle Chargers. This project allows ESB Networks to experiment with different energy efficiency measures on the peninsula, helping us move towards a low carbon future. The five local ambassadors were selected from a competitive pool of over 70 applicants. The hope is that they will help inform other members of our community about the different technologies available to improve energy efficiency.

January 2021:

Fifteen Dingle residents received  a new electric vehicle (EV) today as part of ESB Networks one-year trial.

The objective of the community trial is to understand the impact of electric vehicle charging on the electricity network and whether the optimised use of smart EV charging technologies can minimise those impacts. This latest initiative is one of many trials currently being rolled out by ESB Networks Dingle Project team.

Following an extensive local engagement campaign, 10 new EV Ambassadors from hundreds of applications were selected to participate on this trial. The existing five Dingle Project Ambassadors also received an EV while two cars will be made available, on a managed basis, to the wider community so they can also enjoy the electric motoring experience.  Smart chargers have been installed at the homes of all 15 participants on the EV trial.”

The Dingle Project in the news


Air Source Heat Pump Information Session

Solar PV Technology

ESB Networks' Dingle Project - Electric Vehicles