Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Tuesday, 4 October 2022

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Climate Action

Energy Prices: Discussion

Photo of Darren O'RourkeDarren O'Rourke (Meath East, Sinn Fein)
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Mr. Fenlon says he has been monitoring the hardship fund. Has demand increased over time? Does he think people are aware of the fund in the first instance and what is the pattern of demand? Electric Ireland stated €3 million has gone to 4,000 customers. That is roughly €750 per customer. Has demand increased as the price of energy has increased? The fund has been in place for a couple of years including during the Covid pandemic. Can I get a sense of the scale of demand and the timing of it?