€1.2 million has been set aside for energy efficiency projects to be carried out in Donegal this year under the Better Energy Communities scheme.
It's designed to improve energy efficiency in public buildings, businesses, sports clubs and homes, with a substantial portion of the funding going to an Udaras na Gaeltachta plan to upgrade a number of premises in the Donegal gaeltacht.
According to Deputy Dinny Mc Ginley, the Údarás na Gaeltachta project will see various works including; air compressor and fan upgrades, boiler upgrade, boiler relocation, pump replacement, lighting upgrades, roof insulation, tank insulation, attic insulation, internal drylining, window replacement, heating controls and zoning, solar thermal domestic hot water and air tightness testing at a number of locations.
These works will take place at RA Pascaisti Teoranta, Bainistíocht Aras Gaoth Dobhair Teoranta, Snáth Dun na NGall Teoranta, Feidhm Mara Teoranta, Faisc Miotáil Éireann Teo, Údarás Oifig and Aisleann Gaoth Dobhair.
Other proposed measures include the installation of Quantum space and water heating systems, smart controls, electrical wires upgrading and smart meters, cavity wall insulation, roof insulation and upgrading to efficient lamps implemented in a number of homes across the county.