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Public Consultation on a Micro-generation Support Scheme (MSS) in Ireland

Micro-generation is defined as micro-generation technologies, including micro-solar PV, micro-hydro, micro-wind and micro-renewable CHP with a maximum electrical output of 50kW, designed to primarily service the self-consumption needs of the property where it is installed.

Currently in Ireland there is no support scheme for this range of micro-generation technologies. There are a number of grant schemes available that support deployment of renewable technologies, particularly Solar PV, for self-consumption, such as the Domestic solar PV and Better Energy Communities schemes operated by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland, and TAMS II operated by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine.

We are developing a Micro-generation Support Scheme which will support new micro-generation deployment, deliver a route to market for citizens and communities to generate their own renewable electricity like from solar panels on their roofs, and receive a fair price when they sell the excess into the grid.

The aim of this consultation is to gather stakeholder feedback on aspects of the proposed Micro-generation Support Scheme which may help to inform the delivery of the scheme.

The closing date for submissions is 5.30pm on Thursday 18 February 2021

Please ensure that your submission includes:

  • Entity or individual details, address and email address
  • The section of the consultation document which the issue or comment relates to
  • A suggestion on what amendments should be made to the section with an emphasis on improving scheme deliverability

Submissions should be sent by email to publicconsultation_mss@decc.gov.ie or by post to:

  • Micro-generation Support Scheme Consultation
  • Electricity Policy Division
  • Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications
  • 29-31 Adelaide Road
  • Dublin
  • Ireland
  • D02 X285

Originally published on https://www.gov.ie/

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