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.Funded by the European Union

Overview

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 ElementEligible CostsEligible Grant
Hardware cost for new metering systems (e.g., energy, 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

Ineligible costs are software platform costs, specifically for subscription and on-going support and maintenance costs.

Climate impact – Do no Significant Harm

All projects supported under the Enterprise Emissions Reduction Investment Fund: Capital investment for EM&T systems must comply with the ‘Do no significant harm’ Technical Guidance from the European Commission (2021/C58/01). Specifically:

  • The project will not lead to significant greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
  • The project will not negatively impact on people, nature or assets.
  • The project will not negatively impact on the sustainable use and protection of marine resources.
  • The project will not lead to significant inefficiencies in the use of materials or natural resources and the project will not lead to increased waste or inefficient use of waste.
  • The project will not lead to increased pollution in air, water, or land.
  • The project will not lead to the harm of efforts to protect and restore biodiversity and ecosystems.
  • The project will not lead to investments that will be detrimental to the conservation status of habitats and species, including those of European Union interest.

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:

APPLY HERE

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 Climate Toolkit, GHG Protocol Corporate Standard, ISO 14064-1 Standard or similar.

Claims Process

Click here for details relating to grant claims.

Key contacts/more information

Download Reference document 
• Insert Application form pdf – this is for information purposes only, application is made on-line

Key contacts/more information

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 green@enterprise-ireland.com