This scheme is now closed.
The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) offers support for community energy projects through grants. The Better Energy Communities (BEC) project brings together groups of buildings under the same retrofit programme, thus facilitating community-wide energy improvements more efficiently and cost effectively than might otherwise be possible.
In order to be eligible, projects applying for BEC funding should be community oriented, include a cross-sectoral approach and demonstrate an ability to sustainably finance the proposed project.
Key supported measures are:
- building fabric upgrades;
- technology and system upgrades;
- integration of control systems;
- integration of renewable energy sources;
- domestic combined fabric upgrade.
The programme is running annually through a competitive process. In contrast to the Sustainable Energy Community programme, it is structured on a tight timeframe.
The 2018 BEC scheme will launch in late 2017.
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