Tuesday, 5 November 2019

Questions (880)

Anne Rabbitte

Question:

880. Deputy Anne Rabbitte asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the level of funding issued for SEAI grants in each county in each of the years 2016 to 2018 and to date in 2019, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [45080/19]

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Written answers (Question to Communications)

A range of Government funded grants are available to householders to suit their circumstances and scale of retrofit work they wish to undertake. Over the last year the measures available under these grants have been expanded to promote deeper measures and support the transition away from fossil fuel heating systems.

Since the introduction of these grants nearly 400,000 homes across the country have received an upgrade, representing nearly one home in five across the country.

The table below presents the amount spent, per county, on the Better Energy Homes Scheme, Warmer Homes Scheme and Warmth and Wellbeing Pilot Scheme combined from 2016 to end of September 2019.

Better Energy Homes, Better Energy Warmer Homes and Warmth and Wellbeing Schemes Combined

2016

2017

2018

2019 YTD

Carlow

€344,294

€398,401

€371,669

€766,880

Cavan

€447,627

€521,416

€1,008,773

€714,973

Clare

€696,822

€1,013,857

€903,490

€806,768

Cork

€3,725,078

€3,580,207

€5,251,691

€4,042,527

Donegal

€1,137,115

€1,255,158

€3,113,870

€1,258,690

Dublin

€7,790,073

€15,627,265

€24,816,191

€19,405,988

Galway

€1,551,803

€2,578,829

€2,060,983

€2,177,996

Kerry

€1,030,704

€1,087,345

€2,924,650

€1,166,218

Kildare

€1,404,362

€1,082,946

€1,784,531

€1,826,873

Kilkenny

€867,322

€314,309

€503,877

€518,113

Laois

€959,753

€465,433

€642,696

€786,676

Leitrim

€202,128

€259,694

€424,321

€256,584

Limerick

€1,412,136

€1,577,177

€1,619,337

€1,076,699

Longford

€241,631

€234,408

€359,427

€397,514

Louth

€1,625,832

€910,333

€1,606,023

€1,846,215

Mayo

€1,339,108

€2,145,379

€1,555,489

€1,856,927

Meath

€2,219,215

€1,088,491

€2,390,644

€2,118,018

Monaghan

€231,345

€298,227

€471,790

€356,334

Offaly

€1,071,266

€456,136

€606,922

€557,576

Roscommon

€405,749

€430,129

€872,898

€617,933

Sligo

€557,966

€874,599

€682,601

€707,463

Tipperary

€1,042,079

€1,286,521

€1,248,318

€988,941

Waterford

€794,202

€1,445,988

€1,409,366

€1,944,487

Westmeath

€756,383

€709,176

€864,613

€806,848

Wexford

€1,266,123

€1,928,577

€2,387,486

€983,436

Wicklow

€1,534,021

€1,015,681

€1,319,929

€1,845,358

Total

€34,154,138

€36,085,680

€48,941,585

€42,932,035

The Deep Retrofit Pilot Scheme and Better Energy Communities Scheme facilitate projects spanning across counties and for that reason, a county breakdown is not readily available.

The table below presents the amount spent under the Deep Retrofit Pilot from 2017 (when the pilot was launched) to end of September 2019.

Deep Retrofit Pilot

2017

2018

2019 YTD

Amount Paid (€)

Amount Paid (€)

Amount Paid (€)

€816,000

€4.72m

€2m

* €861,000 spend in 2017 relates to 3 completed homes and 37 homes partially completed.

The table below presents the number of projects and spend from 2016 to end of September 2019 under the Better Energy Communities Scheme.

Better Energy Communities

2016

2017

2018

2019 YTD

No. of Successful Projects (homes completed)

Amount Paid (€)

No. of Successful Projects (homes completed)

Amount Paid (€)

No. of Successful Projects (homes completed)

Amount Paid (€)

No. of Projects Approved (homes completed)

Amount Paid (€) to date

36 (2,013)

€16.7m

46 (1,965)

€22.7m

37 (1,189)

€19.9m

57 (288)

€6.2m

Question No. 881 answered with Question No. 855.