Thursday, 18 November 2021
Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment
142. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the number of applicants that have successfully drawn down funding in relation to the support scheme for renewable heat; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [56606/21]
The Support Scheme for Renewable Heat (SSRH) is a government funded initiative designed to increase the energy generated from renewable sources in the heat sector whilst also reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The scheme is open to commercial, industrial, agricultural, district heating, public sector and other non-domestic heat users and is administered by Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland. The SSRH provides an operational support for biomass boilers and anaerobic digestion heating systems and an installation grant for renewable heating systems using heat pumps.
There have been 105 applications up to the end of October 2021 of which 62 have received a letter of offer. A total of eight of these have received payment.