SEAI have published a draft of the Terms and Conditions for the Support Scheme for Renewable Heat. The Support Scheme for Renewable Heat was approved by the Government in December 2017 and it is hope that once the terms and conditions have been reviewed and approved that applications will be opening in September 2018.
Those who are eligible for the grant include those in the commercial, industrial, agriculture and public sectors along with those in district heating. The scheme which will financially support your business with the replacement of fossil fuel heating systems to a renewable energy solutions provides ongoing operational support based on usable heat output in renewable heating system in new or installations that currently use a fossil fuel heating system and convert to biomass boiler or biomass HE CHP heating systems.
The Support Scheme for Renewable Heat is aimed at reducing your energy costs and will have a huge impact on your margins and competitiveness in business. Designed to contribute to Ireland meeting 2020 renewable energy targets, the Support Scheme for Renewable Heat will consist of an ongoing operational support (paid for up to 15 years ) for new installations or installations that currently use a fossil fuel heating system and convert to using biomass heating systems or anaerobic digestion heating systems.
Our understanding reading the draft terms and conditions for the Support Scheme for Renewable Heat is that, there are no minimum or maximum heat capacity limits for projects other than district heating where a minimum size applies.
Operational support will be provided for projects investing in eligible renewable technologies by way of a multi-annual payment based on prescribed tariffs which you can view here.
In order to be eligible for support under the scheme applicants will need to comply with all relevant requirements set out in the terms and conditions and operating riles including ongoing obligations. It will be a requirement of the scheme that all installations and heat use must take place within the State. The current draft terms are available on the SEAI website which you can view here.
Whilst the terms and conditions are currently in their draft stage. Enerpower will endeavor to keep you up to date with the most current information as and when it is released from the SEAI and the Department of Climate Action and Environment.