CEFI is a representative organisation aiming to address the shortcomings in Irish policy that currently limits Community Energy groups.

CEFI is planning to act as a united voice for Irish community energy groups to improve grid access, facilitate adequate feed-in tariffs and address bottlenecks in the development process for local projects.

CEFI also aims to bring together community groups, to support each other in their progress and learn from the experiences of others.

The federation plans to use the expertise of its participants from a range of backgrounds, including:

  • the SEC network (mentors and members)
  • Energy agencies
  • Agricultural sector
  • Environmental sector
  • Education sector
  • Development partnerships