Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Questions (2035)

Hildegarde Naughton


2035. Deputy Hildegarde Naughton asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of farmers grant aided to date for renewable energy equipment under the TAMS scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31522/19]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

Grant aid under the Tams II Scheme is available for Renewable energy technology. The renewable energy eligible items are Solar Photovoltaic panels, Solar Thermal panels and Biomass Boilers. These eligible items are all available under the Pig and Poultry measure.

However, since the introduction of Tranche 14 on 6th April, Solar Photovoltaic is now available to all the farming sectors under Animal Welfare, Young Farmers and Organics measures. As this tranche has only recently closed, my Department is currently assessing the applications received.