irish energy

  • Low carbon generation

    De-risking renewable development: CI RESS Model inspires policy changes in RESS 3 T&Cs  

    Last year, we partnered together with Wind Energy Ireland (WEI) to produce a report titled “Improving Revenue Certainty and Risk Allocation for New Renewable Generators”, which explored potential auction policy changes for the RESS auction that would help de-risk renewable investment for developers and generators. At the heart of this...

  • Regulation and policy

    Questions from the British-Ireland Parliamentary Assembly

    Ruth Young, Senior Consultant at Cornwall Insight Ireland and Robert Buckley, Head of Relationship Development, recently participated in a session at the British-Ireland Parliamentary Assembly to address recent energy trends. They prepared a sample of the briefing notes with answers to: What are the main challenges governments in the BIPA...

  • Regulation and policy

    Government to implement EU measures to address windfall gains

    On Tuesday 22 November, the government announced that it will implement Council Regulation (EU) 2022/1854 to address windfall gains in the energy sector. This will include a cap on all market revenues of non-gas electricity generators, with excess revenues to be collected and used to support electricity consumers. The cap...

  • Low carbon generation

    Diversifying the Irish Energy Mix, could hydrogen be the answer?

    The recent news that Nord stream has resumed flows into Europe will ease some of the fears of supply shortages heading into the winter for us all and have associated knock-on effects pricewise. Although back flowing, the EU commission on Wednesday urged countries to cut gas use by 15% over...

  • Low carbon generation

    RESS 2 by numbers

    Last Friday, RESS 2 auction results were published, with nearly 2GW of new renewables projects successful in getting awarded a contract. We have put together an infographic that explains the auction outcome and what these projects will bring to our electricity system. We have also released a report with Wind...

  • Energy storage and flexibility

    All-Island Power Market Outlook to 2030

    This report provides an annual overview of trends for the All-Island Power Market out to 2030 using outputs from Cornwall Insight’s latest forward curve for the All-Island (AI) Single Electricity Market (SEM) covering Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. This publication is based on comprehensive market and asset-level power...