Tuesday, 5 February 2019

Questions (481)

Kevin O'Keeffe


481. Deputy Kevin O'Keeffe asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his views on the suggestion that heat recovery technology grant aided under the targeted agricultural modernisation scheme, TAMS, be omitted in order that future applicants would be considered under Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland dairy farm energy grants; and if he will liaise with the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government in this regard. [4942/19]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

Heat transfer units are currently grant aided under the Dairy Equipment Scheme and Young Farmers Capital Investment Scheme of TAMSII. 253 approvals have issued for this investment item with a further 35 recent applications for approval currently being assessed. My Department and the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland already work together to avoid the risk of double funding and to coordinate and streamline the respective schemes available.