Support Scheme for Renewable Heat (SSRH) Technical Workshop

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Learn more about the new SSRH scheme which will support businesses and farms for up to 15 years who install renewable heat systems

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This workshop is aimed at heat users, technology providers, wood-fuel suppliers and other people who would like to find out more about the technical details and supports available through the  Support Scheme for Renewable Heat (SSRH) which has been opened by the Irish Government this week.  This workshop will take place from 09:00 - 13:00. 

The SSRH scheme will support businesses with the move towards renewable heat technology. This scheme has opened for applications through SEAI, it will support businesses and farms for up to 15 years for the installation and on-going use of biomass and anaerobic digestion heating systems. Biomass and biogas are sustainable products, as fuel is generated from local agricultural and forestry activity.  The scheme aims to reduce energy costs for companies and those who take part in this new scheme will receive operating aid from the government in the form of a payment for the useful renewable heat generated.  Eligible business includes commercial, industrial, agricultural, district heating, public sector and other non-domestic heat users.

The Irish Bioenergy Association are looking forward to helping businesses transition to renewable energy by presenting practical and technical advice on the scheme which will include tips on application procedures, installations, fuel supply and technical know-how from our speakers. We will also discuss the benefits of the Biomass Designers and Installers Register which we are initiating and the Wood Fuel Quality Assurance Scheme which has been developed by IrBEA.

Link here to Agenda and Speaker Line-Up or view below.

If you would like to attend this event entry is free but you much register. If you would like to exhibit we are offering trade-stand spaces please get in touch with Teresa O'Brien at for further information and costing.


09.00 – 09.30 Registration & Tea/Coffee

09.30 - 09.35 Des O’Toole - President of IrBEA & Market Development Manager, Coillte

Opening Address & Welcome


Session 1: Practical Implementation of the SSRH


09.35 - 09.55 Department of Communications, Climate Action & Environment (TBC)

Ireland Renewable Heat Targets & Update on National Energy & Climate Plan

09.55 - 10.25 Ray Langton - Programme Manager at SEAI

Overview, Practical & Technical Presentation on SSRH & Application Process

10.25 – 10.35 Question & Answer Session on SSRH

10.35 – 11.00 Noel Gavigan - IrBEA Technical & Projects Executive

Bioenergy for Users - A Guide to Procuring Biomass Boiler Installations

Case studies from Industry


11.00 – 11.30 Viewing Exhibitors and Tea/Coffee Break


Session 2: Provision of Services and Fuel for Consumers

CHAIR: Seán Finan

11.30 - 11.50 Des O’Toole - Market Development Manager at Coillte

Overview of Biomass Supply Chains in Private and Public Sector

11.50 - 12.10 Henry Philips - Consultant to COFORD

Forestry Forecasting Figures Analysed

12.10 - 12.20 Fred Tottenham - Fitchner

Chair of IrBEA Stakeholders Group for SEAI Biomass Practitioners Register Project

Overview of Biomass Designers and Installers Register

12.20 - 12.30 Eugene Hendrick - Chair of Wood Fuel Quality Assurance Scheme (WFQA)

12.30 – 12.40 Barry Caslin(TBC) - Bioenergy Specialist at Teagasc

Developing Energy Crops Supply Chains

12.40 – 13.00 Panel Discussion & Q&A, Chaired by Seán Finan

13.00 Closing

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