Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees
Thursday, 9 March 2023
Public Accounts Committee
2021 Financial Statements of the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland: Discussion
Dr. Ciaran Byrne:
-----the applications for the scheme went from just shy of 3,000 in 2021 to 10,000 in 2022. We had a threefold increase in applications in a year. We more or less doubled our output on the scheme from 2,400 to 4,500, so we still have more applications than output. What we have done is pushed the current contractors to deliver more. We had an inflation crisis, so we responded quickly to that and put inflationary increases to the contractors. We have also changed our payment arrangements and increased the allocations to contractors to allow them to do more homes. We have been responding to it.