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Small-Scale Generation Support Scheme (SSG) in Ireland

Small-Scale Generation Support Scheme (SSG) in Ireland

Date: 03 Aug 2022

Public Consultation Open

Small-Scale Generation is defined as renewable electricity generation technologies with an electricity output greater than 50kW, but smaller than typical commercial generators.

Currently, a Micro-generation Support Scheme (MSS) is rolling out supports to renewables self-consumers for installations below 50kW. Larger-scale commercial generators can receive support under the Renewable Electricity Support Scheme (RESS), which is structured as a series of regular auctions. Community owned projects between 0.5 and 5MW can apply to a dedicated community category for support under the RESS.

A new support scheme for Small-Scale Generation (SSG) is in development which will fill the gap in tariff-based supports between these two schemes, and which aims to provide an easier route to market for community projects while also enabling farmers, businesses and others to maximise their participation in the energy transition.

A consultation is open until 5.30pm on Thursday 29 September 2022 is to gather stakeholder feedback on aspects of a proposed support scheme for Small-Scale Generation (SSG), to help inform the design and delivery of the scheme.

Details on how to provide your feedback can be found HERE.