Jim Gannon, SEAI Chief Executive Officer
SEAI €30 Million Community Grant Supports
SEAI is offering €30 million in grant supports for community energy projects throughout 2017, a figure that represents a 50% increase in funding from the 2016 grant levels. The Better Energy Communities programme supports new approaches to achieving high-quality improvements in energy efficiency and helps communities complete energy initiatives by clustering buildings under one umbrella project.
Over the past five years SEAI has provided €85 million support to 300 community energy efficiency projects. As a result, €170 million has been invested in energy efficiency upgrades of over 15,000 homes and hundreds of community, private and public buildings, supporting several hundred jobs each year.
Jim Gannon, CEO of SEAI said: “For 2017 we are particularly interested to hear from smaller communities with smaller projects that may only be starting out. We will also provide additional incentives to encourage multiple upgrades in homes that achieve very high performance.”
See www.seai.ie/bec to tap in to this opportunity.