Energy Monitoring and Tracking Systems (EM & T)
|Under Ireland’s National Recovery and Resilience Plan (NRRP) (2021-2026), projects supporting the digital and climate transition of enterprise are being funded through the EU’s Recovery and Resilience Facility. This covers projects that will facilitate emissions reductions as part of a decarbonisation plan.|
Energy Monitoring and Tracking Systems (EM & T) is funded under the Enterprise Emissions Reduction Investment Fund, the objective of which is to support companies to put in place energy monitoring and tracking systems to begin accounting for the carbon footprint of their activities. The fund is operating under the Green Transition Fund, the overall objective of which is to accelerate the decarbonisation of Irish enterprise, as part of Ireland’s National Recovery and Resilience Plan, funded by the European Union.
Am I eligible?
Companies eligible for support under the Enterprise Emissions Reduction Investment Fund: Capital investment for EM&T Systems, are manufacturing clients of Enterprise Ireland, IDA Ireland and Údarás na Gaeltachta, subject to the prevailing policies and eligibility criteria of those agencies.
Eligible companies must:
- Have 10 or more full time employees in Ireland at the time of application
- Have been generating sales for at least 5 years
Note that the State Aid basis for this offer is de minimis funding.
Project eligibility and grant rates
Eligible costs are assets that consist of new hardware equipment for energy metering and tracking systems.
Eligible applications will be required to demonstrate the proposed impacts from the proposed project and how the project is a core element of the company’s sustainability plan and wider business strategy.
|Eligible Costs Element||Eligible Costs||Eligible Grant|
|Hardware cost for new metering systems (e.g. electricity, gas, diesel, oil, water, steam, loggers), and reasonable installation and commissioning costs.||Minimum eligible expenditure of €10,000
Maximum eligible expenditure of €100,000
Actual spend by the company may be higher
|Up to 50% of eligible costs |
Min. grant aid of €5,000, up to a maximum of €50,000
NOTE: The grant claim is based on the costs of equipment excluding VAT.
If any expenditure is incurred before the date of application, the entire project will be ineligible for assistance.
Ineligible costs are software platform costs, specifically for subscription and on-going support and maintenance costs.
Environmental Compliance and Do No Significant Harm
All projects supported under the Enterprise Emissions Reduction Investment Fund: Capital investment for EM&T systems must comply with relevant EU and national environmental legislation and in particular with the ‘Do no significant harm’ Technical Guidance (2021/C58/01).
Specifically the following projects are not eligible:
- activities related to fossil fuels, including downstream use1;
- activities under the EU Emission Trading System (ETS) achieving projected greenhouse gas emissions that are not lower than the relevant benchmarks2;
- activities related to waste landfills, incinerators3 and mechanical biological treatment plants4; and
- activities where the long-term disposal of waste may cause harm to the environment.
1 Except projects under this measure in power and/or heat generation, as well as related transmission and distribution infrastructure, using natural gas, that are compliant with the conditions set out in Annex III of the ‘Do no significant harm’ Technical Guidance (2021/C58/01).
2 Where the activity supported achieves projected greenhouse gas emissions that are not substantially lower than the relevant benchmarks an explanation of the reasons why this is not possible should be provided. Benchmarks established for free allocation for activities falling within the scope of the Emissions Trading System, as set out in the Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/447.
3This exclusion does not apply to actions under this measure in plants exclusively dedicated to treating non-recyclable hazardous waste, and to existing plants, where the actions under this measure are for the purpose of increasing energy efficiency, capturing exhaust gases for storage or use or recovering materials from incineration ashes, provided such actions under this measure do not result in an increase of the plants’ waste processing capacity or in an extension of the lifetime of the plants; for which evidence is provided at plant level.
4This exclusion does not apply to actions under this measure in existing mechanical biological treatment plants, where the actions under this measure are for the purpose of increasing energy efficiency or retrofitting to recycling operations of separated waste to compost bio-waste and anaerobic digestion of bio-waste, provided such actions under this measure do not result in an increase of the plants’ waste processing capacity or in an extension of the lifetime of the plants; for which evidence is provided at plant level.
Call Close Date
The fund will operate on an open call basis. It will remain open to applications until 1 October 2025, or until such time as the budget is exhausted, whichever date is earlier. Investment shall be completed by no later than 31 August 2026.
How do I Apply?
Applications may be submitted at any time to Enterprise Ireland. However, applications should always be discussed with the assigned Development Advisor prior to submission. Enterprise Ireland clients should contact their Development Advisor in order to discuss their proposed project.
You can apply via the Enterprise Ireland Online Application System:
The online application forms provide a step-by-step guide on how to complete each tab.
Prior to applying you must do the following:
Companies will be required to provide their organisational carbon footprint as part of the application process either through completion of the Climate Toolkit 4 Business Carbon Calculator, GHG Protocol Corporate Standard, ISO 14064-1 Standard or similar.
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Key contacts/more information
Download Reference document
Enterprise Monitoring and Tracking Systems (EM & T) Application Form – this is for information purposes only, application is made on-line.
For more information, please contact your Enterprise Ireland Adviser.
If you are not a client, please contact your nearest Enterprise Ireland Regional Office.
For general enquiries about the Enterprise Emissions Reduction Investment Fund, please email firstname.lastname@example.org