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DECC and Eirgrid publish the RESS 2 Auction Timetable and RESS 2 T&Cs for public consultation

  • Ireland
  • Energy and infrastructure

23-06-2021

Eirgrid has published the Auction Timetable for the second Renewable Electricity Support Scheme. The provisional timetable sets out the main dates for the applications, bids and auction. A Qualification Information Pack will be issued on Monday 28 June. The Auction Submission Deadline is currently scheduled for Thursday 4 August. 

This timetable is subject to change based on the final approval of the RESS 2 Terms and Conditions. A public consultation has been launched for stakeholders to provide feedback on the scheme and the final design of RESS 2 by the Department of Environment, Climate and Communications (DECC).

The purpose of the RESS 2 scheme is to encourage investment in renewable energy generation in line with Ireland’s ambition of 70% renewable electricity, and an EU-wide renewable energy target of 32%, by 2030.

The policy objectives of the scheme include:

  • The provision of pathways and supports for communities to participate directly in renewable energy projects;
  • Broadening the renewable electricity technology mix (the diversity of technologies);
  • Delivering an ambitious renewable electricity policy to 2030; and
  • Increasing energy security, energy sustainability and ensuring the cost effectiveness of energy policy.

The closing date for submissions is 5.30pm on 20 August 2021 which should be emailed to RESS2Consultation@decc.gov.ie or sent by post (for more details see here).

A link to the RESS 2 Auction Timetable (R2AT) can be found here.

A link to the RESS 2 Terms and Conditions and Consultation Document can be found here.

For more information, please contact

Jennifer Burke, Senior Associate, Energy - JenniferBurke@eversheds-sutherland.ie