The Support Scheme for Renewable Heat (SSRH) is a Government scheme that provides financial support to renewable heat generators for a 15-year period. It was formally introduced on 16 June 2019. The scheme is administered by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) and technologies covered in the non-domestic sector include solid biomass, anaerobic digestion (AD) heating systems together with air-, ground- and water-source heat pumps.
The SSRH is open to commercial, industrial, agricultural, district heating operators or other non-domestic heat users at sites not covered by the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS). Ireland has committed to reducing its carbon emissions. The use of biomass for renewable heating helps a farm business contribute to carbon reduction targets.