Ireland’s first renewables auction. Clean energy developers have three days left to pre-qualify for the first procurement exercise staged by the Irish Renewable Electricity Support Scheme. Solar will compete with wind – on and offshore – and biomass projects. The program was launched on March 16 and the original deadline for the first round of Ress applications, April 2, was pushed back four weeks because of the Covid-19 pandemic. The procurement round is intended to allocate enough solar, biomass and on and offshore wind project capacity to generate 1 TWh of clean energy. Successful developers will secure feed-in premiums to top-up the wholesale power price for contracts of 14-16.5 years, depending on project delivery dates.
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