Will my business be eligible for the Temporary Business Energy Support Scheme?

The Temporary Business Energy Support Scheme (TBESS) was introduced by the government to support businesses with increases in their energy costs. 

Your business can make a claim under the scheme if it has experienced a significant increase of 30% or more in its electricity and, or natural gas average unit price.

Qualifying businesses can claim for:

  • 40% of the increases in their September 2022 to February 2023 energy bills


  • 50% of the increase in their March 2023 to July 2023 energy bills.

The increase in energy bills must be between the 'claim period' and the 'reference period'.

A claim period is a calendar month from September 2022 to July 2023. A reference period is the corresponding calendar month in the previous year. For example, September 2021 is the reference period for the September 2022 claim period.

Claims can be made up to 30 September 2023. For more information on qualifying criteria, and to make a claim, visit revenue.ie.

You may need to view and download your Bord Gáis Energy bills to avail of this scheme. To access your bills, sign in to your online account. If you don't have an online account, register now.

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