SEAI and EU ERDF Funding
SEAI and EU ERDF Funding
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The Better Energy Warmer Homes Scheme is being part financed through the ERDF under the new Operational Programme 2014-2020.
This Scheme funds energy efficiency improvements in the homes of the elderly and vulnerable, making the homes more comfortable, healthier and more cost effective to run. The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland is partly financed by Ireland's EU Structural Funds Programme co-funded by the Irish Government and the European Union.
Since 2001 SEAI has administered a number of programmes which have been part financed through the ERDF. These programmes include:
REHEATlaunched 2006 – supporting deployment of renewable heat technologies in public and commercial buildings (now closed)
CHP Deployment Programme launched 2006 for the simultaneous generation of useable heat and electricity in a single process, making it highly efficient. CHP technology can be applied with a wide range of plant size, technologies and fuel types inpublic and commercial buildings (now closed)
Micro CHP Programme launched 2007 for 3-phase commercial micro-CHP installations to assess the potential for micro CHP and to identify the barriers, risks and benefits of developing the technology in Ireland (now closed)
Biomass CHP/Anaerobic Digestion CHP Programme launched 2007 funding projects utilising eligible technology in a combined heat and power scheme fuelled by biomass or biogas from anaerobic digestion are eligible for support (now closed)
Renewable Energy RD&D – launched 2002 tostimulate the deployment of renewable energies. It involves the deployment of renewable and alternative energy technologies in residential, commercial, public, and community buildings through a combination of grant and regulatory interventions (a new call will be launched in 2013)
House of Tomorrow RD&D – launched 2002 funded houses which had a superior standard of energy performance relative to the Building Regulations. It was open to both public and private sector housing developers building at least 10 dwellings (now closed)
Small- and Micro-Scale Generation Pilot Field Trials Programme In 2009, the Small- and Micro-Scale Generation Pilot Field Trials Programme was launched to provide support to domestic, agricultural and small business sectors contributing towards the purchase and installation of generators and to investigate a range of technical and regulatory issues surrounding the installation and operation of small- and micro-scale generation technologies (now closed)
Industrial Best Practice Initiative launched 2007 aimed to demonstrate the use of energy efficient methodologies and technologies in Irish industry. The programme was open to (i) companies participating in SEAI’s Energy Agreements Programme and (ii) members of the SEAI Large Industry Energy Network (LIEN) (now closed)
Design Study Support Scheme launched 2001 for public sector bodies to procure external professional expertise to examine and report on the technical and economic feasibility of energy efficient design and technology solutions in new building and refurbishment projects (now closed)
Model Solution Investment Support Scheme launched 2001 to provide selective investment assistance to public sector organisations who proposed to include building energy efficiency technologies or energy saving solutions in new or existing buildings (now closed)
Energy Management Bureau launched 2003 to encourage the development of energy management service companies to provide off-site energy control and management of groups of buildings, which lack the critical mass to provide the service from internal resources (now closed)
Supports for Exemplar Energy Efficiency Projects Programme launched 2009 implemented a limited number of qualifying energy efficiency projects that would achieve significant energy savings and create demand for labour-intensive services during implementation (now closed)
Energy Efficiency Retrofit Fund In 2010, financial support was available to the private and public sector for the implementation of a limited number of qualifying energy efficiency projects to test and evaluate new approaches and delivery models for energy efficiency investments (now closed)
Better Energy Workplaces 2011 in order to build a strong bank of exemplar projects, and to test and evaluate new approaches, financial support was available through Better Energy Workplaces 2011 for implementing a wide range of qualifying sustainable energy upgrading projects in the public, commercial, industrial and community sectors (now closed)
Better Energy Workplaces Fund 2012 in order to build a strong bank of exemplar projects, and to test and evaluate new approaches, financial support was available through Better Energy Workplaces 2012 for implementing a wide range of qualifying sustainable energy projects in the public, commercial, industrial and community sectors. In 2012, the focus was on funding projects which contained element of energy performance contracting to help meet the requirement of developing the Energy Service Companies (ESCo) markets (is closed to applications)
Download a full list of all projects co-funded by the ERDF