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Volunteer Wind Energy Expert Reviewers

  • 1.  Volunteer Wind Energy Expert Reviewers

    Posted Apr 02, 2019 18:18

    Dear Wind Energy Experts,

    I wish to ask for volunteers to assist SEAI in review wind energy R&D project applications in 2019. Details are provided below.

    is Ireland's national sustainable energy authority. We work with householders, businesses, communities and government to create a cleaner energy future.


    The SEAI National Energy Research Development and Demonstration (RD&D) Funding Programme invests in innovative energy RD&D projects which contribute to Ireland's transition to a clean and secure energy future.


    The 2019 SEAI National Energy RD&D Call deadline was on the 7th of March at 3pm, with the technical evaluation period to follow.


    We would like to invite you to join our list of voluntary external technical reviewers for the 2019 Programme, for proposals which are submitted in areas of relevance to you.


    The objectives of the programme are to:

    • Accelerate the development and deployment in the Irish marketplace of competitive energy-related products, processes and systems
    • Support solutions that enable technical and other barriers to energy market uptake to be overcome
    • Grow Ireland's national capacity to access, develop and apply international class energy RD&D
    • Provide guidance and support to policy makers and public bodies through results, outcomes and learning from supported energy projects


    You can find out more about the 2019 Call in our Call Document and on SEAI National Energy RD&D Funding Programme webpage.


    Assisting us with the review process would not be onerous, and would involve providing a short (2-3 pages) written review under pre-defined evaluation headings for proposal(s). In terms of timelines, it is likely that we would be able to send proposal(s) to you by late March, with the aim of completing reviews within the following three week period.


    If you are interested and have availability, could you please email us at


    We are continually adding to our database of potential reviewers, and therefore if there are other people inside or outside of your organisation that you think may be interested in providing reviews for the SEAI RD&D Funding Programme this year, or in future years, we would be very grateful if you could pass on the information.


    Thank you in advance for considering my request, and if you have any questions at all please email

    Thank you and regards,

    John Mc Cann

    John MCCANN ExCo
    Vice Chair /Member, IRELAND
    The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland
    Dublin 1