Introduction of Renewable Heat Support Scheme in the Republic of Ireland

Introduction of Renewable Heat Support Scheme in the Republic of Ireland

Details regarding tariffs for the long-awaited national Support Scheme for Renewable Heat have been released by the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment today.

According to the statement from the DCCAE, the Scheme is “designed to financially support the replacement of fossil fuel heating systems with renewable energy for large heat demand non-domestic users.  This covers commercial, industrial, agricultural, district heating, public sector and other non-domestic businesses and sectors (in the non-emissions trading sector).”

The Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Denis Naughten TD, said: “The Support Scheme for Renewable Heat is a tangible and viable measure that will kick-start the biomass and biogas sectors.  Crucially it will provide the basis to create new commercial opportunities for farmers in heat technologies including biomass boiler installations and new opportunities for foresters.  It will also contribute to meeting Ireland’s 2020 renewable energy and emission reduction targets”.

Under the 2009 Renewable Energy Directive, Ireland has a target of 12% of energy consumed in the heat sector to come from renewable energy sources by 2020.  Currently 6.8% of energy consumed in the heat sector in renewable.

Budget 2018 allocated €7 million to fund the initial phase of the Support Scheme for Renewable Heat next year.

The Scheme is designed to ensure that air quality impacts will be addressed to support sustainable biomass use in installations, using best available technology and emission abatement. Woodco Energy designs, manufactures and supplies some of the most advanced Biomass Boiler technologies today.

RHI tariffs for Biomass Boilers in the Republic of Ireland (source – Dr. Ger Devlin, CEO of IrBEA)

For more information on Biomass Boilers or the Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme in the Republic of Ireland, contact us at info@woodco-energy.com or call us on (062) 74007.

 

 

Sources:
Dr. Ger Devlin, CEO of IrBEA via LinkedIn
Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment press release

 

2017-12-18T10:03:13+00:00 December 7th, 2017|0 Comments

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