Working Groups

Behind the Meter

2022 Agenda

The Behind the Meter WG aims to fulfil Ireland's behind-the-meter generation potential in both commercial and residential settings.

  • Microgeneration policy: maximising deployment of BTM solar

  • Planning standards: balancing social goods without placing barriers for BTM solar

  • Grid policy: facilitating decentralisation of electricity system 

Planning

2022 Agenda

The Planning WG aims to optimise the planning system to ensure a smoother, faster delivery of utility-scale projects.

  • Development of utility-scale best practice guidelines

  • Stakeholder engagement

  • Planning legislation changes

  • Revaluation of commercial rates & development contributions

Routes to Market

2022 Agenda

The Routes to Market WG is working to secure the commercial viability of Irish solar projects. 

  • RESS: Auction design

  • Capital Acquisitions Tax

  • Clean Energy Package

  • Commercial direct lines

  • Network infrastructure and upgrades

Grid

2022 Agenda

The Grid WG advocates for more efficient connection processes for utility-scale solar projects.

  • Connection policy & grid access

  • Delivery of grid connection works

  • Constraint/curtailment & firm access policy

  • Opportunities for connection cost reductions