Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Questions (1221)

Anne Rabbitte

Question:

1221. Deputy Anne Rabbitte asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the number of homes that have had their heating controls upgraded as part of all energy efficiency upgrades in each of the past five years; the amount provided across each local authority area in each of the past five years; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18790/19]

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Written answers (Question to Communications)

The installation of heating controls is one of the energy efficiency measures supported under the SEAI administered grant schemes. The Department and SEAI do not compile data on the number of homes that received support for the installation of heating controls broken down by local authority. However, available data on the overall number of homes that received a grant for the installation of heating controls or received heating controls under SEAI schemes since 2014 is set out below.

Year

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Better Energy Homes heating control grant

4,450

5,495

7,192

7,326

9,044

Better Energy Warmer Homes*

n/a

n/a

160

295

510

Warmth and Wellbeing Pilot Scheme**

n/a

n/a

64

294

340

Deep Retrofit Pilot Scheme**

n/a

n/a

n/a

3

211

*Heating controls were not included under this Scheme until 2016.

**The Warmth and Wellbeing Scheme became operational in 2016 and the Deep Retrofit Pilot Scheme became operational in 2017.