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Design Considerations for a Renewable Electricity Support Scheme for NI

RTPI NI Consultation Response

The Department for the Economy (DfE) published the new Energy Strategy for Northern Ireland in December 2021. The vision of the Strategy sets out how they will achieve net zero carbon and affordable energy, in line with UK Government commitments, by 2050. The Energy Strategy identified a new target of 70% of electricity consumption to be from a diverse mix of renewable sources by 2030. This target has since increased to 80% through the Climate Change Act (Northern Ireland) 2022. 

This public consultation sets out and seeks input 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. 

You can read the Consultation document in full here

Read our Consultation response here

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