Power to the people

Project Girona is a government backed initiative here in Coleraine that could revolutionise power generation and delivery AND almost halve household electricity bills.

Power to the people

Ballysally based community group Focus io Family have signed up to the Project Girona trial.

Peter Winter

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Peter Winter

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peter.winter@thechronicle.uk.com

A GROUNDBREAKING experiment aimed at demonstrating how cheaper, cleaner and smarter energy can be generated and stored by individual households is underway right here in Coleraine.

Project Girona's aim is to show that ‘micro grids’ can work much more efficiently compared to vast national grids that have been distributing power since the 1940s.

The cutting-edge battery technology at the heart of the trial could help the government hit climate change targets.

That's why the firm behind Project Girona is being subsidised to get the experiment underway.

*Full story in this week's Chronicle*

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