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Energy grants set for an increase

Wicklow householders will be able to avail of higher levels of grants now available for energy efficiency improvements.

The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) has announced an increase of between 25 per cent and 50 per cent increase in the cash value of every grant available under the Government's Better Energy Homes scheme.

A bonus payment has also been introduced for homeowners who complete three or more energy efficiency improvements.

So far 3,301 households in Wicklow have availed of the Better Homes Energy grants since its launch in 2009.

The new grant levels came into effect at the beginning of March and will apply to everyone who has applied for a grant that has not yet been paid.

The previous minimum grant threshold of €400 has been abolished and a bonus payment of €300 for householders who undertake three efficiency measures has been introduced, with an additional bonus payment of €100 available to householders who undertake four measures.

Wicklow People