Better Energy Communities

Better Energy Communities

Better Energy Communities

Better Energy Communities 2017 was officially announced on 24th October 2016 by Denis Naughten T.D., Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment and an increased budget of €25M confirmed to support BEC projects to be delivered in 2017.

The scheme, which is administered by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI), has supported 300 community energy efficiency projects over the last five years. As a result over 15,000 homes and hundreds of community, private and public buildings have received energy efficiency upgrades, supporting several hundred jobs each year.

In 2016 funding provided for energy efficiency upgrades to more than 2,600 homes and almost 300 community and commercial facilities. The total investment in energy efficiency is almost €48 million, supporting more than 700 direct and indirect jobs right across the country. A full list of the projects funded in 2016 can be found by clicking on the below link.

Click here to view the 2016 Projects funded under SEAI's Better Energy Communities

Start thinking now about your Better Energy Community Project for 2017!

Important Dates for Better Energy Communities 2017

  • December 2016: Opening of online Application Process
  • 17th February 2017: Deadline for receipt of Applications
  • April 2017: Notification of successful projects
  • 13th October 2017: Project completion

SEAI will host a number of workshops for interested parties in advance of the closing date the first at SEAI’s office in Dublin on Wednesday 7th December.

Three additional workshops will be held in Cork on 11th January, in Portlaoise on 12th January and in Sligo on the 16th January

Please register your interest in the programme and/ or attending aspecificworkshop with the BEC team at or call 01 808 2162

We recommend also that you join the BEC LinkedIn group for ongoing updates.

BEC 2017 ApplicationBEC 2016 Delivery - Guidance & Template Documents

BEC 2017 Overview.pdf (size 1.3 MB)

Due mid-November

BEC 2017 Guidelines
BEC 2017 Sample Application form
BEC 2017 Technical Workbook
Financial Declarations

Developing a ProjectBEC 2016: Payment
Technical Supports & GuidanceBEC 2016: Inspection Standards

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