Microgeneration Support Scheme

February 09, 2022

Microgeneration Support Scheme

The government recently announced some exciting news! They have announced the launch of the Micro-Generation Support Scheme which will enable households to install renewable generation for their own consumption and receive payment for any residential electricity they export to the grid (Clean Energy Guarantee). The SEAI are delighted to announce from the 16th of February 2022 homeowners will make applications under the new criteria in the MSS.

This new criteria includes changes to the following:

Pre 2021 homes:

The pre 2011 requirement has now changed to pre-2021. This includes all homes built and occupied up to 31st December 2020.

Minimum C BER Requirement:

There is no longer a requirement for a minimum C3 BER. The requirement for post works BER remains.

Battery grant:

Support for battery installation will be removed as in future homeowners will be able to avial of the Clean Energy Guarantee offered by Energy Suppliers. Existing battery applications will be processed as normal. Please submit any applications for batteries by CoB on Tuesday 15th February. We will not accept new battery grant applications after this date.

The above will come into effect from the 16th February 2022. Note that the portal will be down for a few hours on the 16th to make way for new system updates.

Solar PV documentation (Code of Practice) will be updated to reflect the above changes and will be available on the website from Wednesday 16th February 2022.

Minister Ryan said:

” I am delighted to announce Government approval for the Micro-generation Support Scheme. This marks an important step on the energy transition journey. The Government is developing a framework of supports – to enable homes, businesses, farms and communities to install renewable generation for their own consumption and receive a payment for any residual electricity they export to the grid. Micro-generation has an important role to play in empowering and driving engagement and participation. It creates opportunities for domestic, community, farming and small commercial customers to take the first steps towards investment in renewable technologies, which can play a role in shaping electricity demand and decarbonizing homes and businesses”.



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