Tuesday, 19 November 2019

Ceisteanna (524)

Jack Chambers


524. Deputy Jack Chambers asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the number of approval letters issued to those households whose applications for the SEAI pilot deep retrofit scheme were received before the deadline but did not go through the process for consideration; the number that have now been approved following his decision to consider these applications; the number that have not been approved; the reason applications were approved or refused, respectively; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47535/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Communications)

The Deep Retrofit Pilot Scheme was launched in 2017 as a time bound pilot to investigate the challenges and opportunities of deep retrofit in Ireland. The scheme closed for applications on 19th July 2019 in line with the published Application Guidelines. Applications were only accepted from Service Providers for projects including at least 5 homes. As Minister, I have no function in relation to the approval of applications. However, I have been informed by SEAI that, to date:

- 23 letters of offer have issued to successful applicants (138 homes)

- 7 letters of offer pending issue (35 homes);

- 14 under evaluation (63 homes),

The SEAI continue to engage with a number of Service Providers in relation to necessary clarifications on the remaining 10 applications.