Temporary Business Energy Support Scheme (TBESS)
How much can a business claim?
A limit applies to the total payments that a qualifying business can claim for each claim period. The limit is €10,000 for the September 2022 to February 2023 claim periods. The limit is increased to €15,000 for the March 2023 to July 2023 claim periods.
Where a person carries on more than one trade or profession, the monthly limit applies to each qualifying business separately.
If your business has separate electricity and gas accounts, the limit of the eligible costs applies to both energy accounts.
Businesses with more than one electricity account
The monthly limit can be increased where a qualifying business:
- operates across multiple locations
- has more than one electricity account.
For the September 2022 to February 2023 claim periods, the monthly limit can increase by €10,000 per electricity account. This is subject to an overall monthly limit of €30,000 per qualifying business.
For the March 2023 to July 2023 claim periods, the monthly limit can increase by €15,000 per electricity account. This is subject to an overall monthly limit of €45,000 per qualifying business.
Each electricity account must have its own unique Meter Point Reference Number (MPRN) identifier, with each MPRN having a separate electricity supply address.
Your business may have more than one electricity account and may be eligible for the increased limit. In this case, the limit will apply for both electricity and natural gas costs. The increased limit will not apply where multiple electricity accounts are located:
- at the same electricity supply address
- adjacent to each other.
Temporary Crisis and Transition Framework (TCTF)
The total amount of relief that a single undertaking may claim under Section 2.1 of the TCTF is €2 million. This includes relief claimed under the TBESS. The limit is €250,000 in the case of farmers, and €300,000 in the case of fishery and aquaculture sectors.
For further information on what is a ‘single undertaking’, please see the next page.
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