Ireland Support Scheme for Renewable Heat (SSRH)

Source: IEA/IRENA Renewables Policies Database
Last updated: 10 October 2019

In December 2017, the Support Scheme for Renewable Heat (SSRH) was approved by Government. The Scheme is a government funded initiative designed to increase the energy generated from renewable sources in the heat sector. The scheme is open to commercial, industrial, agricultural, district heating, public sector and other non-domestic heat users.

The primary objective of the support scheme for renewable heat is to increase the level of renewable energy in the heat sector. This will contribute to meeting Ireland’s 2020 renewable energy targets whilst also reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The government funded scheme will support the adoption of renewable heating systems by commercial, industrial, agricultural, district heating, public sector and other non-domestic heat users not covered by the emissions trading system.

The Scheme aims to

1)      Bridge the gap between the installation and operating costs of renewable heating systems and the conventional fossil fuel alternatives; and

2)      Incentivise the development and supply of renewable heat.

The Scheme will support

1)      An installation grant

2)      On-going operational support

Installation Grant

We offer a grant to support investment in renewable heating systems that use the following technologies:

  • Air source heat pumps
  • Ground source heat pumps
  • Water source heat pumps.

Grant amount available: The installation grant provides funding of up to 30% of eligible costs, to successful applicants.

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