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Citizens, businesses and community groups to be allowed sell electricity to grid

Citizens, businesses and community groups to be allowed sell electricity to grid
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Thousands of individuals, farmers, businesses, sports organisations and community groups will be able to sell renewable electricity into the national grid under a scheme set to be operational by July.

Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications Eamon Ryan announced on Thursday design options and a consultation process prior to rollout.

The new microgeneration support scheme is being designed to provide a route to market for citizens and communities which will allow them to generate their own renewable electricity, such as from solar panels on their roofs, “and receive a fair price when they sell the excess into the grid”.

The scheme seeks to establish a “renewables self-consumer” model of energy generation and consumption in Ireland; to support community and citizen participation in transitioning to a net-zero carbon economy, and to help meet 2030 targets, notably, 70 per cent renewable energy on the grid.



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