ESB Networks is continuing with its Dingle Project, an initiative which is trialling the use of new, cleaner and greener technologies on the West Kerry peninsula.
This includes retrofitting homes and businesses with cleaner technologies, such as solar panels, air source heat pumps, EVs and smart immersion controls.
Despite the effects of the pandemic, the Dingle Project is still ongoing.
Trialling electric vehicles (EVs) is a large part of the initiative.
I first spoke to Ciaran Geaney, Dingle Project ICT Lead, and asked him for a reminder about the project on the Dingle Peninsula.
That’s an overview of the project and what ESB Networks’ is hoping to find out. But, what’s known about EVs so far and where is the industry going?
Simon Acton is President of the Irish EV Owners Association and EV Technical Expert. I asked him to summarise the difference between EVs and the typical petrol or diesel vehicles.
Mike Lyne from Cloghane is an ambassador in ESB Networks’ Dingle Project.
He’s had a range of technologies installed in his home in recent years and also has an electric vehicle.
I asked Mike what were his thoughts prior to the electric vehicle trial.
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Eamonn Hickson, May 2021