Ireland’s Gigawatt-Scale Tender Opens Door for Onshore Wind

By [email protected] Ireland has launched the first round of its new renewable power auction process, with nearly 1 gigawatt of capacity available for onshore wind if it proves to be the lowest-cost option.

The Renewable Electricity Support Scheme (RESS) will look to support 12,000 gigawatt-hours of generation through four separate rounds. Onshore and offshore wind will compete with biomass, while solar bids will compete separately with 10 percent of the quota for RESS 1 carved out for a parallel solar tender.

The equivalent of 333 megawatts of solar capacity will be available as the government looks to diversify the country’s wind-heavy contribution

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