Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Questions (1260)

John Curran


1260. Deputy John Curran asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the additional supports provided for older persons applying for energy saving grants in view of the fact that most of the information and application forms are all online; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19810/19]

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Written answers (Question to Communications)

The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) administers a range of energy efficiency grant schemes on behalf of my Department. Information in relation to these schemes is available from the SEAI operated customer services centre as well as from their website. The customer services centre is contactable at the Freephone number 1800 250204. People of all ages can contact the SEAI at this number in order to seek guidance and assistance on the energy efficiency grants available as well as to request that an application form be sent to them by post. Information is also available from Citizens Information offices which are located throughout the country.

Energy suppliers can also help homeowners to avail of SEAI grants and can provide support themselves towards installation of energy efficiency measures. Homeowners can contact their energy supplier directly to enquire about this support.