New renewable energy support scheme (RESS)

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1st August 2018


Having consulted on the scheme last year, the Irish government has announced a new renewable energy support scheme (RESS) which was informed by the analysis CEPA provided.

Announcing the new scheme the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment said: "RESS has been approved by Government and I will now seek State Aid Approval. This scheme will mark a shift from guaranteed fixed prices for renewable generators to a more market-orientated mechanism (auctions) where the cost of support will be determined by competitive bidding between renewable generators."

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