The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland was established as Ireland`s national energy authority under the Sustainable Energy Act 2002. SEAI`s mission is to play a leading role in transforming Ireland into a society based on sustainable energy structures, technologies and practices. To fulfil this mission SEAI aims to provide well-timed and informed advice to Government, and deliver a range of programmes efficiently and effectively, while engaging and motivating a wide range of stakeholders and showing continuing flexibility and innovation in all activities. SEAI`s actions will help advance Ireland to the vanguard of the global green technology movement, so that Ireland is recognised as a pioneer in the move to decarbonised energy systems.
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.
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.
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
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.