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Energy Demand Reduction Target (EDRT) Programme Ireland

Croagh Patrick
The Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources is seeking the views of interested parties on the design and implementation of a programme – the Energy Demand Reduction Target (EDRT) – which would involve the promotion of energy end-use efficiency and energy services by energy distributors, distribution system operators and/or retail energy sales companies.


The energy services undertaken as part of such programmes typically include:

  • Installing energy efficiency measures (e.g. attic or cavity wall insulation) for households
  • Promoting energy efficient appliances and equipment to households and businesses, through discounts, rebates, special offers or other incentives
  • Promoting and providing energy audits to businesses

The EDRT programme has the potential to significantly reduce energy costs and related greenhouse gas emissions whilst creating employment and developing a market for energy services in Ireland.

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