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Policies & Measures

This section contains information about policies and measures addressing energy poverty.

An Energy Café is a local community initiative providing energy advice and advocacy in a welcoming setting - often with tea and cake! People who attend Energy Cafés will receive tailored advice, information and support on a range of issues, including: how to effectively engage in the energy...Read more

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The Energy Efficiency Obligation Scheme requires electricity suppliers to achieve a certain amount of energy savings. They should do this by informing consumers on energy efficiency and promoting energy efficiency improvements.Read more

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The Energy Efficiency Obligation Scheme requires electricity and natural gas suppliers to achieve a certain amount of energy savings. They could do this by informing consumers on energy efficiency and promoting energy efficiency improvements.Read more

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The Energy Efficiency Obligation Scheme requires electricity and natural gas suppliers to achieve a certain amount of energy savings. The Minister may require a share of energy efficiency measures to be implemented as a priority in households affected by energy poverty.Read more

Net metering is allowed for PV systems so that only the net electricity consumed from the grid needs to be paid. In addition, vulnerable households receive an extra financial aid to install a PV system of €900/kWp, with a maximum of €2700.Read more

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The Safety Net is a pledge by the larger six suppliers to never knowingly disconnect a vulnerable customer. A customer is considered vulnerable if for reasons of age, health, disability or severe financial insecurity, they are unable to safeguard their personal welfare or the personal welfare of...Read more

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