GRANT AID IN IRELAND

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ENERGY EFFICIENCY OBLIGATION SCHEME (EEOS)

The EEOS provides a once off payment for energy efficiency projects, where savings can be demonstrated (in kWh). The savings achieved must be assessed using SEAI's approved method for M&V (measurement and verification). Early engagement with an energy consultant is advised to establish the correct M&V plan and conduct the appropriate analysis.

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ACCELERATED CAPITAL ALLOWANCES (ACA)

The ACA is a tax relief scheme on energy efficient equipment (as determined by the SEAI). 100% of the equipment can be deductible against the business's taxable profits, at the rate of corporation tax.

Example: 

Cost of eligible equipment: € 100,000
At 12.5% rate of corporation tax,  € 12,500 is tax deductible at year end.

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BETTER ENERGY COMMUNITIES (BEC)

The BEC incentives energy efficient retrofit projects across communities in Ireland. A mix of projects from public sector, private sector and residential sector are grouped together into aggregated applications, with funding between 30% - 50% of project value available. Versatile grant which supports a wide range of projects and technologies.

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EXELLENCE IN ENERGY EFFICIENT DESIGN (EXEED)

EXEED is a framework which encourages businesses to strive for efficient energy design for new or existing assets. EXEED encourages businesses to engage with energy consultants to challenge conventional design and identify the most efficient, cost optimal solution for the site, or process.

Grant aid up to 50% of professional services to implement EXEED, 30% capital costs compared to a baseline design and 30% professional services associated with implementation.

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PROJECT ASSISTANCE GRANTS FOR ENERGY SAVINGS PROJECTS

The project assistance grant is a framework which aims to develop projects by providing a robust project planning and development structure for public and private sector businesses assessing the feasibility of a project, or those engaging a project with an ESCO.

The two stages of funding available are:

Initial Appraisal (up to 50%)

Detailed Appraisal (up to 75%)

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LEGISLATION & COMPLIANCE

Irish and UK Government Legislation and Compliance

SI 426

An enterprise that employs 250 people or more and / or has an annual turnover in excess of € 50m and an annual balance sheet total in excess of € 43m are legally required to undertake an energy audit in compliance with SI 426. This audit must take place every 4 years and be conducted by a registered energy auditor, as certified by SEAI.

MEDIUM COMBUSTION PLANT DIRECTIVE (MCPD)

The MCPD was derived from the EU Directive 2015/2193 and transposed into law. It sets out emission limitations on certain pollutants into the air from combustion plants with a thermal input between 1 MW - 50 MW. The MCPD regulates the allowable emissions of sulphur dioxide (SO2), nitrogen oxides (NOx) and dust through Emission Limit Values (EMVs).
Existing combustion plant with a rated thermal input of less than 5 MW will have until 2025 to comply, and plant with a rated thermal input greater than 5 MW will have until 2030 to comply.

ESOS

ESOS is the UK equivalent of the SI 426 scheme in Ireland. ESOS is a mandatory energy assessment for organisations which employ 250 people or more and / or has an annual turnover in excess of € 50m and an annual balance sheet total in excess of € 43m. This audit must take place every 4 years and be conducted by a registered energy auditor, as indicated on the ESOS registry.

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