IrBEA submission for a Renewable Electricity Support Scheme

IrBEA’s submission to the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources for an RES-E support scheme follows a consultation with members. This paper responds to the first stage of four consultation steps indicated by DCENR. IrBEA’s analysis covers a range of issues and concludes with recommendations. A short summary is included at the front end. Read submission here

Energy Efficiency Grants

Energy Efficiency Grants

In response to Minister for Energy Alex White’s announcement today 10 March “Major Increase in Grants to Householders for Energy Efficiency”

The Irish BioEnergy Association (IrBEA) notes the Minister has announced increases to energy efficiency grants for householders, effective immediately. IrBEA broadly welcomes this measure, but we do not support the decision to continue to grant aid oil and gas boilers while not grant aiding boilers that run on renewable biomass fuels. Read more

Renewable Heat Incentive

Grandfathering Announcement Urgently Needed For Renewable Heat Incentive

The Government plans to introduce a Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) in 2016 to stimulate change from fossil fuels to renewable sources for commercial and industrial heat production. An unintended consequence of that announcement last October (in draft Bioenergy Plan) is that the market has now ground to a complete halt due to the uncertainty created. Read more

Response to Consultation on Gas Networks Ireland Policy Review/1007

IrBEA has provided a submission in response to the Commission for Energy Regulation (CER) consultation on Gas Networks Ireland Policy Review/1007. Overall our members view the proposed changes as beneficial. Our main concern is whether they go far enough to make grid connection options sufficiently attractive commercially – therefore we have recommended generally that the proposed parameters be relaxed to favour stimulating projects in the early development of this area. See submission here

2015 IrBEA Bioenergy Conference – View Presentations 3/02/20

1. J.Balian_Ofgem & RHI final

2. M.Foley Coillte RHI perspective final

3. Ivan Codd ESB Networks REFIT & grid final

4. C.O’Carroll Poyry Biomass markets drivers final

5. J.O’Connor PWC Investor perspective final

6. T.O’Leary IFA_Bioenergy Plan & action final

7. G.Rogstrand Swedish experience final

8. C.Zammit WIS farm AD final