Thursday, 24 January 2019

Ceisteanna (236, 240)

Thomas Pringle

Ceist:

236. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the number and value in euro of grants provided under the smart lighting programme pilot administered by the SEAI in 2018, by county in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3554/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Thomas Pringle

Ceist:

240. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the number and value of grants provided under the SEAI smart lighting programme pilot in 2018, by county in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3619/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Communications)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 236 and 240 together.

The Smart Lighting Pilot Programme provides grants of up to 30% for SMEs to upgrade to more efficient lighting, permanently reducing future energy use and spend. The pilot scheme was introduced in 2017 and saw a significant increase in uptake in participation for 2018. The scheme will be re-introduced in 2019.

The total value of the grants in 2018 was just over €369,000, breakdown by county is set out in the table.

County

No. of Applications

Value of Grants Sought

Carlow

0

€ -

Cavan

2

€ 11,000

Clare

2

€ 7,000

Cork

31

€ 132,258

Donegal

2

€ 6,480

Dublin

0

€ -

Galway

0

€ -

Kerry

3

€ 13,300

Kildare

4

€ 12,750

Kilkenny

7

€ 26,089

Laois

1

€ 1,750

Leitrim

0

€ -

Limerick

3

€ 8,397

Longford

0

€ -

Louth

2

€ 7,000

Mayo

3

€ 10,000

Meath

6

€ 34,380

Monaghan

5

€ 19,560

Offaly

2

€ 7,000

Roscommon

0

€ -

Sligo

0

€ -

Tipperary

5

€ 16,892

Waterford

7

€ 27,750

Westmeath

0

€ -

Wexford

3

€ 12,600

Wicklow

4

€ 15,120

Multi County

0

€ -