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Temporary Business Energy Support Scheme (TBESS)

TBESS is designed to assist businesses with electricity or natural gas (energy) costs during the winter months.



Your business can make a claim under the scheme if it:

  • is tax compliant
  • carries on a Case I trade or Case II profession (this includes charities and approved sporting bodies that carry on certain activities)
  • has experienced a significant increase of 50% or more in electricity and/or natural gas average unit price

Making a claim

Qualifying businesses can claim for 40% of the increases in their energy bills, subject to a monthly cap. The increase in energy bills must be between the ‘claim period’ and the ‘reference period’. 

Claim periodReference period Time limit for making a claim
September 2022September 202131 January 2023 (extended to February 2023)
October 2022October 202128 February 2023
November 2022November 202131 March 2023
December 2022December 202130 April 2023
January 2023January 202231 May 2023
February 2023February 202230 June 2023

For more information and to make a claim, visit TBESS (revenue.ie).

For more related supports, visit energy supports for business.