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Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 29 March 2022

Tuesday, 29 March 2022

Questions (209)

Pauline Tully

Question:

209. Deputy Pauline Tully asked the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications the number of homes completed in County Monaghan and County Cavan, respectively under the Better Energy Warmer Home scheme in 2019, 2020, 2021 and to date in 2022, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16129/22]

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Written answers (Question to Environment)

The Better Energy Warmer Homes Scheme delivers free energy upgrades for eligible homeowners in low-income households who are most at risk of energy poverty. It is administered by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI). Since the start of the scheme in 2000, over 145,000 free upgrades have been supported by the scheme. In 2021, the average cost of the energy efficiency measures provided per household had increased significantly to €17,100.

A budget allocation of €109 million has been provided for this scheme this year. This will support an increase in the number of free home upgrades, from an average of 177 per month in 2021 to 400 per month this year, helping to reduce waiting times and Covid impacted backlogs.

The number of homes completed under the Better Energy Warmer Homes Scheme for County Cavan and County Monaghan from 2019 onwards is set out in the table below.

Year

Cavan

Monaghan

2019

44

42

2020

22

14

2021

35

24

2022 (to end of February)

17

5

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