According to Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications, Eamon Ryan, farms, homes, businesses, and communities will benefit from the MSS.
The minister announced government approval for the Micro-generation Support Scheme earlier today (Tuesday, December 21st).
He views this as an “important” step of Ireland’s energy transition journey.
He said the government is developing a framework of supports to enable homes, businesses, farms and communities to:
- Install renewable generation for their own consumption;
- Receive a payment for any residual electricity they export to the grid.
Ryan believes micro-generation has an “important” role in empowering and driving engagement and participation.
He said it creates opportunities for domestic, community, farming and small commercial customers to take the first steps towards investment in renewable technologies.
This, he outlined, can play a role in shaping electricity demand and decarbonising homes and businesses.
“The enabling framework for micro-generators will support homes and businesses to participate as active energy citizens, reduce their energy costs and contribute to carbon reduction targets.”
“This is part of an overall government strategy to support the deployment of renewable generation out to 2030.”
|Support Scheme||Who’s it for?||What supports are available?||When are the supports available?|
|Micro-generation Support Scheme (MSS)||
|Small-scale Generation Support Scheme||
|Renewable Electricity Support Scheme (RESS)||
This table summarises the supports available under the Micro-generation Support Scheme (MSS).
|Year of Microgen System Installation||Domestic /
Non-Domestic <6kW system
Export Guarantee (CEG)
|Clean Export Premium (CEP) tariff
|2022||€2,400||Competitive market rate (CEG) available to all micro-generators||€0.135|
|2028||€900||Competitive market rate (CEG) available to all micro-generators for new installations from this point on|