Monday, 18 January 2016

Eirgrid : Major Expansion of Transmission Network required for Renewables

Eirgrid have confirmed what most energy experts in the country had long believed was the case :

EirGrid notes the CER’s recognition that the Government target of ensuring 40% of Ireland’s electricity is generated by renewable sources by 2020 means a major expansion of the transmission network.

So will these grid and transmission upgrades now be included as a cost for wind energy ?

The fact is that wind energy is subsidized and cross subsidized many times - REFIT, Grid upgrades, DS3 Programme, constraint and curtailment payments, Admin / legal costs, interconnectors, smart meters, DSUs, tax reliefs - all required to accommodate large amounts of wind in the system.

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