Project Update - January 2020

RESS-1 Auction Design and Implementation Project

Project Plan

The draft RESS-1 Terms and Conditions were published for consultation in December 2019.  

107 consultation responses were received, the review of which is ongoing. The feedback was constructive and DCCAE are currently considering minor edits to the terms and conditions to address these comments.

The next scheduled deliverable is the publication of the final terms and conditions on 14 February 2020.

Auction Update

An auction systems briefing was held by EirGrid on 23 January. An FAQ arising from this briefing will be published in the coming days. Please register your interest on for updates relating to the auction operation.

State Aid / Legal update

The required secondary legislation amendments and formal State Aid application to underpin the RESS are ongoing.  


Please register your interest on to receive updates on the RESS scheme progress.

Next update

The next update will be issued in mid-February and will include further design preference information.