EEOS for Obligated Parties
Under the Efficiency Obligation Scheme (EEOS), large suppliers and distributors of energy must achieve annual energy efficiency targets. These companies are called Obligated Parties.
Who are Obligated Parties?
Energy suppliers and distributors that sell more than 400GWh of energy per year are Obligated Parties (OPs) under the Energy Efficiency Obligation Scheme. All OPs are set annual targets based on their sales volumes.
Each OP's target is divided into three sectors:
- 85% for cross-sector
- 10% for residential
- 5% for energy poverty
For 2023, there are 17 OPs operating across the main energy markets in Ireland - liquid fuel, natural gas, electricity, and solid fuel markets.
Achieving annual targets
OPs have specific annual targets allocated to them based on their market share in the energy industry. For every unit of energy saved, OPs earn energy credits that contribute to their overall targets.
What are energy credits?
Energy savings submitted by an obligated party become energy credits when they are validated by SEAI and counted towards an OP's target.
The value of the energy credits from a project is based on the actual final energy savings achieved, where 1 kWh equals 1 energy credit.
Claiming energy credits
Energy credits can only be claimed by OPs. They cannot be claimed by individuals or other suppliers. OPs need to provide signed statements from the beneficiaries of the projects they support. These statements must confirm that the OP has supported the project and can count the energy savings achieved towards their targets.
Where OPs provide financial support to a project, the value of the support per kWh (or per energy credit) is driven by supply and demand and is not set by SEAI.
Contacts for Obligated Parties
Below you can find a list of contacts for Obligated Parties in the scheme.
|Organisation||Obligated Party Website||Title||First name||Surname|
|Bord Gáis Energy||Residential||Mr.||Joseph||O'Dowdemail@example.com|
|Bord na Móna||Residential & Commercial||Mr.||Conor||Mooneyfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Residential & Commercial||Mr.||Pierce||O'Donnell||Pierce.ODonnell@calorgas.ie|
|Enprova / REIL||Residential & Commercial||Mr.||Paddy||Sweeney||Paddy.Sweeney@reil.ie|
|Lissan||Residential & Commercial||Ms.||Geraldine||Quinn||Geraldine@lissancc.com|
|Orsted||Residential & Commercial||Mr.||Thomas||McHugh||THMCH@orsted.com|
|PrePayPower||Residential & Commercial||Mr.||Mark||O'Sullivanemail@example.com|
The Energy Efficiency Obligation Scheme has been designed to achieve 60% of Ireland’s energy efficiency target for 2030 under Article 8 of the Energy Efficiency Directive. This equates to a delivery of 36,424 GWh in cumulative final energy savings between 1st January 2021 and 31st December 2030.
Regulations and important documents
- EEOS Regulations: S.I. 522 of 2022
- Energy Efficiency Directive
- Summary of responses to public consultation and policy decisions on scheme design (2021)
- Public consultation on the implementation of the Clean Energy Package (2019)
- Public consultation on the redesign of Ireland's EEOS (2021)