Micro-generation is defined as technologies, including solar PV, hydro, wind and renewable CHP with a maximum electrical output of 50kW, designed primarily for self-consumption in the property where it is installed. Currently in Ireland there is no tariff payment for any electricity exported to the grid from micro-generation.

The Department of Environment, Climate and Communications (DECC) in Ireland are developing a Micro-generation Support Scheme which will support new deployment, deliver a route to market for citizens and communities to generate their own renewable electricity and receive a fair price when they sell the excess into the grid. The DECC have released a high-level design of the Micro-generation Support Scheme for public consultation. The aim of this consultation is to gather stakeholder feedback on aspects of the proposed scheme which may help to inform delivery.  

In February 2021, IT Sligo hosted a webinar to provide an overview of the consultation information and guidance on how to make a submission. Recording of this webinar is available below.

Webinar content

  • Introduction and overview of Microgeneration
  • Review of the consultation document
  • Review of the public consultation questions
  • Q&A sessions
  • Guidance on making a submission