The Consultation on Design Considerations for a Renewable Electricity Support Scheme for Northern Ireland is now live – Design considerations for a Renewable Electricity Support Scheme for Northern Ireland | Department for the Economy (economy-ni.gov.uk)
This consultation is the first step towards the implementation of a support scheme that can ensure electricity generation from a diverse range of renewables in Northern Ireland. Such a scheme is also essential to deliver on the NI Executive’s Energy Strategy targets, the ambition of achieving the 80% renewable electricity consumption target by 2030 set out in the Climate Change Act (Northern Ireland) 2022, as well as ensure NI can effectively attract investors to benefit from green growth opportunities while also protecting consumers from global price shocks.
This consultation sets out and seeks input from stakeholders on the design considerations on which DfE will base the development of a renewable electricity support scheme for Northern Ireland. This includes options to define the principles underpinning the support scheme, as well as more granular aspects of the scheme design such as support structure and eligibility criteria.
We encourage you, or your organisation, to share your views and evidence on this consultation to help inform future stages of development and implementation of a renewable electricity support scheme for Northern Ireland.
The consultation closes on 27th April 2023.