Support Scheme for Renewable Heat


Support Scheme for Renewable Heat

The Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Denis Naughten TD, is introducing a national Support Scheme for Renewable Heat after securing Government approval.

What is the Support Scheme for Renewable Heat?

The Support Scheme for Renewable Heat is a guaranteed financial incentive available from the government to promote the installation of renewable heating systems – helping Ireland reduce its carbon emissions; comply with agreed EU targets for 2020 and improve future energy security. The tariff will be available to consumers both on and off the gas grid who meet the application requirements.

  • The Support Scheme for Renewable Heat will pay participants that generate and use heat from biomass boilers to heat their building, this will be paid retrospectively on a quarterly basis for a period of 15 years
  • Payments will be made on cents per KW/h basis – measured via a calibrated heat meter
  • The Renewable Heat Incentive will be open to non-domestic users of heat

Biomass Boilers – Support Scheme for Renewable Heat Payment Tiers

Lower Limit
MWh / Year
Upper Limit
MWh / Year
MWh / Year
Biomass Tariff
€ / MWh
Tariff Maximum
€ / MWh
Tier 1-30030056.616,980
Tier 23001,00070030.221,140
Tier 31,00010,0009,000545,000
Tier 410,00050,00040,0003.7148,000

Fröling Biomass Boilers – Example Annual Payments

Boiler kW


MWh / Year

Tier 1
€ 56.60 / MWh

Tier 2
€ 30.20 / MWh

Tier 3
€ 5 / MWh

€ / Year



The Support Scheme for Renewable Heat requires state aid approval from Brussels. Preliminary discussions have already taken place and as the scheme is designed to reduce Irelands carbon emissions there shouldn’t be any delays in securing approval.

  • The Support Scheme for Renewable Heat is expected to be open for applications in mid-2018

Your Business and the Support Scheme for Renewable Heat?

The proposed Support Scheme for Renewable Heat offers your business a number of unique opportunities:

  • Reduce your businesses carbon footprint
  • Avail of a guaranteed payment for heating your building for the next 15 years
  • Reduce your ongoing overheads in relation to heating
  • Upgrading an inefficient or outdated heating system with the financial guarantees of an attractive return on investment
  • Support local jobs and enterprise by changing your fuel supply to an indigenous resource

How We Can Help?

Biomass Engineering is one of the most recognised and trusted names within the biomass industry in Ireland. Members of our experienced team have been delivering biomass projects in Ireland since 1998.

Biomass Engineering is the main distributor for Fröling biomass boilers in the Republic of Ireland with turnkey solutions ranging from 7kW to 1500kW.

Our dedicated and focused team provide full turnkey services to clients covering all aspects of biomass projects from the initial feasibility through to long term maintenance contracts.

If you are interested in discussing how the installation of a Fröling biomass heating system may benefit your business please don’t hesitate to contact Biomass Engineering today.