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Renewable Electricity Support Scheme (RESS)

​​​The Renewable Electricity Support Scheme provides support to renewable electricity projects in Ireland. With a primary focus on cost effectiveness, the RESS delivers a broader range of policy objectives, including:

  • an Enabling Framework for Community Participation through the provision of pathways and supports for communities to participate in renewable energy projects
  • increasing technology diversity by broadening the renewable electricity technology mix
  • delivering an ambitious renewable electricity policy to 2030
  • increasing energy security, energy sustainability and ensuring the cost effectiveness of energy policy

The RESS 1 provisional and final auction results are now confirmed and available on the EirGrid website.

Renewable electrici​ty is a central element of our action on climate disruption as set out in the Programme for Government, the Climate Action Plan, and the National Energy and Climate Plan. The RESS Scheme ensures that we are on a pathway to meet our ambitious climate targets and lays the foundations of a thriving and cost effective renewable electricity market. This will support the growth of the green economy, create sustainable work opportunities, and ultimately benefit the consumer as renewables become more cost effective.

RESS auctions will be held at frequent intervals throughout the lifetime of the scheme. This will allow Ireland to take advantage of falling technology costs and avoid 'locking in' higher costs for consumers.

The RESS 1 Terms and Conditions and the RESS Investment Scheme Supplementary Note are available below.