The Renewable Electricity Support Scheme (RESS)
provides support to renewable electricity projects in Ireland. With a primary focus on cost effectiveness, the RESS delivers a broader range of policy objectives, including:
providing an Enabling Framework for Community Participation through the provision of pathways and supports for communities to participate in renewable energy projects
increasing technology diversity by broadening the renewable electricity technology mix
delivering an ambitious renewable electricity policy to 2030
increasing energy security, energy sustainability and ensuring the cost effectiveness of energy policy
The RESS 2 auction will support the achievement of the increased ambition of 80% renewable electricity by 2030 as set out under the National Development Plan
and the policies and measures in the Climate Action Plan 2021. The RESS Scheme ensures that we are on a pathway to meet our ambitious climate targets and lays the foundations of a thriving and cost effective renewable electricity market. This will support the growth of the green economy, create sustainable work opportunities, and ultimately benefit the consumer as renewables become more cost effective.
Following on from our consultation process,
the RESS 2 Terms and Conditions have been updated and published below. This final version of the RESS 2 Terms and Conditions was approved by Minister Ryan and the Government on 27 October 2021.