Public invited to take part in the consultation for the design of the next Energy Efficiency Obligation Scheme


Increased ambition in the new Scheme will save energy and support the achievement of Ireland’s climate goals

The Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications has launched a consultation with stakeholders on the design of the new Energy Efficiency Obligation Scheme (EEOS), which will operate from the start of 2022.

The new scheme will build on the obligation scheme that has been in place since 2014 and will contribute significantly to the delivery of Ireland’s energy saving target under the revised EU Energy Efficiency Directive. The newly-designed scheme will also support the delivery of Ireland’s broader national climate ambition.

Energy efficiency represents an important pillar of Ireland’s plan to tackle climate change. It is anticipated that the redesigned EEOS, while helping Ireland meet a significant and binding target under the Energy Efficiency Directive, will also support the achievement of Ireland’s overall climate ambitions as detailed in the Programme for Government.

The previous scheme ran from 2014 to 2020 and over that time supported energy efficiency actions in more than 290,000 dwellings and over 3,000 businesses. The success of that scheme has contributed to the decision to use an obligation scheme once again to help Ireland achieve our 2030 energy saving target.

Views on the design of the new Scheme are now being sought. The consultation document is available on Anyone wishing to make a submission should complete the online survey. If you cannot access the survey for any reason please contact the team by email at The closing date for submissions is 5pm, 19 April 2021.


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