Revenue has updated its detailed guidance on the TBESS including new guidance on registering and making claims. The guidance, available on the Revenue website and linked here, includes screenshots from the TBESS e-Registration portal and sample electricity and natural gas bills to assist businesses.
Eligible businesses can register for the TBESS, via the e-Registration facility in Revenue’s Online Service (ROS) which opened on Saturday 26th November.
Following registration, businesses will be able to submit claims under the scheme from 5 December. A claim portal in respect of TBESS will be available via the eRepayments system on ROS in early December.
To prepare for the claim stage, a business will need all the electricity and natural gas bills for the reference period of September 1, 2021 to February 28, 2022. A business will also require the current energy bill to make a claim.
Qualifying claims will be paid once the enabling legislation in Finance Bill 2022 has been signed into law. Eligible businesses that have successfully completed registration and made valid claims by the third week in December for September, October and November will be paid before the end of the year.
As the Irish economy continues to grow, so too does the energy requirements of SMEs and the agricultural sector throughout the country. Ireland is transitioning to a low carbon economy in an effort to meet both Government and international targets and to reduce the economy’s dependence
According to the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) the scale of these challenges is significant, and it will require a coordinated interplay of technology, infrastructure and actions by organisations and individuals to shape Ireland’s energy future. For the past number of years, SEAI has been supporting Irish businesses, large and small, as well as the Irish agricultural industry, to shift to more sustainable energy use by providing a range of support services. This includes mentoring, training, standards development and a number of financial supports to help companies to become more energy efficient, deliver measurable savings and reduce their energy bills. There are six main grants available from SEAI that would be of great interest to SME’s and the agricultural sector.