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The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland

The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI), formerly the Irish Energy Centre was set up by the government in 2002 as Ireland’s national energy authority.

Our Mission

To play a leading role in transforming Ireland into a society based on sustainable energy structures, technologies and practices.

Key Strategic Objectives

  • Energy efficiency first: implementing strong energy efficiency actions that radically reduce energy intensity and usage
  • Low carbon energy sources: accelerating the development and adoption of technologies to exploit renewable energy sources
  • Innovation and integration: supporting evidence-based responses that engage all actors, supporting innovation and enterprise for our low-carbon future.

SEAI Programmes

The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland manages programmes aimed at:

  • supporting Government decision-making through advocacy, analysis and evidence
  • driving demand reduction and providing advice to all users of energy
  • driving the decarbonisation of energy supply
  • raising standards in sustainable energy products and services
  • building markets based on quality, confidence and proven performance
  • fostering innovation and entrepreneurship
  • improving the coherence of Irish energy research and development

SEAI Funding

The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland is financed by Ireland’s EU Structural Funds Programme co-funded by the Irish Government and the European Union.