No new renewable energy will come onto the national grid for the next two years, industry experts have said. Just over 30 per cent of Ireland’s electricity comes from renewable sources at present but the government aims to increase this figure to 70 per cent by 2030. The plan is largely dependent on increasing the number of private operators of wind and solar farms, who sell energy to the national grid. Justin Moran, spokesman for the Irish Wind Energy Association, said that a change in how this transaction will operate could cause a delay of a year and a half in new sources of green energy coming onto the national grid. The current scheme — the renewable energy feed-in tariff (Refit) — ends next March and will be replaced with an auction-based system called the renewable electricity support scheme (Ress) later in 2020.
Times 11th Sept 2019 read more »
Big storage comes to Ireland. A 200 MW storage project is being developed by Hanwha Energy Corporation and Lumcloon Energy. The €300 million facility is intended to stabilize the grid to host more renewable energy capacity.
PV Magazine 10th Sept 2019 read more »