Friday, 6 September 2019

Questions (1478)

Kate O'Connell

Question:

1478. Deputy Kate O'Connell asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the supports provided under the Climate Action Plan 2019 for the Tallaght district heating scheme; the objectives of the scheme; the role of his Department in overseeing the development of same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [34825/19]

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Written answers (Question to Communications)

The South Dublin County Council Tallaght District Heating Scheme project is one of the seven successful projects under the first call for applications from the Climate Action fund.

The Climate Action Fund is overseen by an Advisory Board which is chaired by my Department and includes representatives from the Department of Housing Planning and Local Government; the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport; the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine; and independent experts.

The South Dublin County Council project will receive support up to a maximum level of €4.45 million. As part of the Climate Action Fund process, the project is currently at the validation stage which includes more detailed examination of the project, agreement of project outputs and payment timelines. It is expected this will complete later this year and the project will then proceed to delivery.