3 Counties Energy Agency offers free* Audits to 150 Irish SMEs

Information Session on free Audits to 150 Irish SMEs to begin their sustainable journey: https://bit.ly/CANCapSME 

Please note, there has been a change to the CAN Cap process. Audits will now be discounted with a voucher worth up to €1000. Although this will cover most the audit expense the business will need to pay the difference. This will be highlighted before the audit takes place. These audits will be Type 1 or Type 2 audits based on your preference and the cost to your business after the voucher will be relatively low.

Businesses in the South East of Ireland can now access free energy audits under the Climate Active Neighbourhoods Capitalisation Project (CAN Cap) scheme.


Offered by energy experts, 3 Counties Energy Agency (3cea), the free audits aim to help businesses improve sustainable measures and reduce costs. Businesses in the South East are urged to sign-up as there are only 150 free energy audits available.


Date for the Diary: Free Information Session Tuesday November 2nd at 12 pm


3 Counties Energy Agency (3cea) has arranged a free online information session on Tuesday, November 2nd at midday to explain who can apply for the free energy audits, what SMEs can expect from it and how to apply for one of the limited places available. You can register for this event by clicking here.


The CAN Cap energy audit is available for free to businesses with fewer than 50 employees in the Southeast region from the following sectors:


  • Nursing homes and healthcare providers
  • Food producersfarm foods plants
  • Convenience grocery stores and supermarkets
  • Office blocks and property management companies


The audits are offered exclusively by 3 Counties Energy Agency having become Irish members of the global network, the Climate Alliance, based in Germany, a partnership of nine EU countries working together for climate action.


Alexandra Hamilton, Senior Energy Engineer with 3cea said


The free audits are an opportunity for businesses to reduce energy usage and costs, lower their CO2 emissions and make a very positive impact on climate change. Following completion of an audit, the business will receive an energy usage report. 3cea will advise on how to reduce energy bills and develop practical, sustainable energy measures. Companies may also qualify for further grant assistance for upgrades such as solar panels, energy-efficient heating or cooling systems, insulation, or upgrade to LED lighting. Our auditors will always advise on any grants that may be available.”


Free energy audits are available with no obligation, as part of an Interreg North-West Europe (NWE) Development Project called CAN Cap. Businesses that are interested in exploring can visit https://3cea.ie/cancap-offers-free-energy-reports-for-irish-smes/ and express their interest by filling out the CAN Cap enquiry form.