Public Consultation on a Micro-generation Support Scheme (MSS) in Ireland - mywaste My Waste

Public Consultation on a Micro-generation Support Scheme (MSS) in Ireland

3 Feb 2021


Consultation is open

Micro-generation is defined as micro-generation technologies, including micro-solar PV, micro-hydro, micro-wind and micro-renewable CHP with a maximum electrical output of 50kW, designed to primarily service the self-consumption needs of the property where it is installed.

Currently in Ireland there is no support scheme for this range of micro-generation technologies. There are a number of grant schemes available that support deployment of renewable technologies, particularly Solar PV, for self-consumption, such as the Domestic solar PV and Better Energy Communities schemes operated by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland, and TAMS II operated by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine.

We are developing a Micro-generation Support Scheme which will support new micro-generation deployment, deliver a route to market for citizens and communities to generate their own renewable electricity like from solar panels on their roofs, and receive a fair price when they sell the excess into the grid.

The aim of this consultation is to gather stakeholder feedback on aspects of the proposed Micro-generation Support Scheme which may help to inform the delivery of the scheme.

The closing date for submissions is 5.30pm on Thursday 18 February 2021

Please ensure that your submission includes:

  • entity or individual details, address and email address
  • the section of the consultation document which the issue or comment relates to
  • a suggestion on what amendments should be made to the section with an emphasis on improving scheme deliverability

Submissions should be sent by email to [email protected] or by post to:

Micro-generation Support Scheme Consultation

Electricity Policy Division

Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications

29-31 Adelaide Road



D02 X285

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Public Consultation on a Micro-generation Support Scheme (MSS) in Ireland


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Economic and policy advice to support the design and implementation of the new microgeneration support scheme in Ireland


We are committed to engaging with stakeholders in a clear, open and transparent manner. Any person or organisation can make a submission in relation to this consultation. All submissions and feedback will be considered before the final version of the Micro-generation Support Scheme is published.

By responding to the consultation, respondents consent to their name being published online with the submission. Please note: responses to this consultation are subject to the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2014 and Access to Information on the Environment Regulations 2007-2014. Confidential or commercially sensitive information should be clearly identified in your submission.