Renewable energy industry welcomes Government auction announcement

Renewable Energy Ireland, a partnership of sustainable energy associations working to support Ireland’s energy transition, has welcomed the decision by the Government to bring forward the next auction under the Renewable Electricity Support Scheme (RESS).

The first auction took place last year and almost 1,300 MW of wind and solar farms were awarded contracts.

Dr Tanya Harrington, Chairperson of Renewable Energy Ireland, said: “The last six months have driven home the message that we need to accelerate the development of renewable energy in the early part of this decade. 

“It is great to see the Government will open the auction before the end of 2021. This is a very welcomed development. The sooner it opens, the more quickly we can build and connect the wind and solar farms that will enable Ireland to reach our 2030 renewable energy target.”

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