Transition Omagh shortlisted

Transition Omagh shortlisted in NIE Energy’s BIG Energy Saving Challenge

Transition Omagh is one of just six community organisations from across Northern Ireland who have been selected to compete in The BIG Energy Saving Challenge, an exciting new initiative from NIE Energy which is giving £100,000 to communities to encourage energy saving. The Challenge team toured the country earlier this year in search of community groups who are switched onto energy saving and NIE Energy is delighted to announce that Transition Omagh is one of the six successful participants.

Transition Omagh is a group of residents who are dedicated in increasing the resilience of local amenities in the current downturn in the economic climate. They are committed to using themselves as an example to other communities on being energy efficient and saving energy and money and tackling climate change issues. They wish to greatly enhance the lives of their group as well as their health and create a community self-help initiative. The group has committed to working with NIE Energy over the next year to introduce energy saving measures into their wider communities, educate residents and save them money.

Project Coordinator Neil Coleman said, “This competition is the first of its kind in Northern Ireland and we are very excited. We recently delivered the starter pack to Transition Omagh full of energy saving devices and information as well as £7,500 of funding for their homes. For the next 12 months, we will assist and mentor the group through their energy saving journey. At the end of the year long challenge, they will each receive another £7,500 for communities, with the most successful energy saving group winning a fantastic total of £20,000!”

You can follow Transition Omagh’s progress in the BIG Energy Saving Challenge on www.nieenergy.co.uk.