RESS

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    Cornwall Insight comments on Ireland’s Renewable Electricity Support Scheme results

    Commenting on the Renewable Electricity Support Scheme (RESS) results announced yesterday Conall Bolger, Head of Energy Markets at Cornwall Insight, said:  “Yesterday was a good day for the Irish renewables industry; with the level of supported renewables capacity set to grow by over a quarter in the next 2-3 years....

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    ReNews | COVID-19: Dublin extends auction milestone deadline

    Ruth Young comments on the Renewable Energy Support Scheme (RESS) extension. Irish authorities have extended the deadline for qualification for the country’s first renewables auction by a month due to COVID-19 A “revised auction timetable” will be published by transmission system operator Eirgrid by end-April. The tender had been due to run...

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    Cornwall Insight Ireland comments on the RESS-1 Qualification Application Closing Date extension

    Commenting on yesterday’s announcement on the extension to the RESS-1 prequalification deadline, Ruth Young Training Consultant at Cornwall Insight Ireland, said: “Given the significant challenge that the ongoing COVID-19 crisis poses for RESS participants and EirGrid alike, it will have come as little surprise that the Minister has now agreed...

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    Solar Power Portal | Lack of headroom in RESS auction could leave developers ‘jostling’ for capacity

    Solar Power Portal featured James Goldsmith's thoughts on the Renewable Energy Support Scheme (RESS) and how the lack of headroom will make it challenging for developers to be successful. The analysis showed that If the solar and community preferences take up their full allocations, in a worst-case scenario the rest...

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    Lack of headroom in RESS will see projects jostle for limited capacity

    The upcoming Renewable Energy Support Scheme (RESS) has caused excitement across the industry and with between 1000GWh – 3000GWh available, the competition could be high. A key feature of the design for the RESS auctions is the carve-outs or “preference category” for several key areas: community projects, solar projects and...

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    An extra incentive in RESS-1 support scheme

    The new Renewable Energy Support Scheme (RESS) will provide support to renewable electricity projects in Ireland. The scheme will be a competitive auction-based funding mechanism with a primary focus on cost-effectiveness. The RESS-1 auctions are actively targeting between 1TWh – 3TWh of renewable energy that can be delivered ahead of...

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    Renewable Energy Magazine | Analysis of the proposed Irish Renewable Energy Support Scheme (RESS) reveals extra incentive for quick delivery

    Cornwall Insight Ireland's research that shows there is an additional incentive for those who can deliver quicker than December 2022 can earn 1.5 years of additional support from the RESS process featured in Renewable Energy Magazine. Catherine Edwards, Research Analyst at Cornwall Insight Ireland said if a project developer is...

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    Riviera | First Irish auction probably too early for offshore wind

    James Goldsmith discussed the recent announcement of the first Renewable Electricity Support Scheme (RESS) with Riviera. Explaining that due to the short delivery time for the RESS-1 auction of 2.5 years between the auction and energisation date, offshore wind is unlikely to be able to enter the auction successfully. There...

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    Slow and steady wins the CPPA race in Ireland

    The Corporate Power Purchase Agreement (CPPA) market in Ireland is being targeted by the government as a viable route to help achieve its 2030 renewable energy targets. The Irish government has set out a goal of 15% of renewable electricity directly contracted to corporates by 2030. The latest insight paper...

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    Riviera | Tight timescale means urgent action needed for Irish offshore wind

    Our Head of Ireland Conall Bolger comments on the Irish Government’s Climate Action Plan commitment to 70% renewable energy by 2030 and around 3.5 GW of offshore wind in Riviera. He told Riviera that the Climate Action Plan shows a marked development in the Irish Government’s thinking on climate change,...

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    Shortfall in Ireland’s 70% renewable target

    The Irish government recently announced that Ireland’s ambitions for tackling climate change would no longer lag behind the rest of Europe, with their commitment to having 70% of all electricity generated coming from renewable sources by 2030. Research from Cornwall Insight Ireland shows that as things currently stand there is...

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    Avoiding EU fines with a REFIT extension

    The Irish government is facing substantial fines for missing 2020 energy targets. The Irish Wind Energy Association (IWEA) has put forward a proposal for avoiding this outcome an extension to the REFIT 2 scheme. The extension, it is argued, would allow the required number of projects from renewable sources to...