The Support Scheme for Renewable Heat (SSRH) is state support aimed at replacing fossil fuel heating with renewable energy for commercial, industrial, agricultural, district heating, public sector, and other non-domestic heat users. Announced by Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Denis Naughten, the scheme’s details, and administration are the responsibility of the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI). It is now in operation subject to SEAI terms and conditions. Domestic customers are not included in the renewable heat incentive scheme.
Under the Renewable Energy Directive of 2009, Ireland has a target of 12% energy for heat to come from renewable energy sources, by 2020. By the end 2016, the actual figure was 6.8%.
The SSRH is designed to accelerate bridging this gap and a substantial Budget is allocated to fund the initial phase.