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Citizens Assembly - recommends FiT

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  • Registered Users Posts: 9,098 ✭✭✭ antoinolachtnai


    That is not a feed in tariff. It’s just having metering in place really. That is welcome but it does not in itself make donestic PV much more viable.

    The problem is that the wholesale price for PV will not really help make PV viable. It is hard to see PV being worth much more than 2c/kWh on the ISEM.


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,333 ✭✭✭✭ KCross


    It says “selling back to the grid”

    That’s FiT!

    The pricing of it is another topic entirely.


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,098 ✭✭✭ antoinolachtnai


    KCross wrote: »
    It says “selling back to the grid”

    That’s FiT!

    The pricing of it is another topic entirely.

    I would say no, because a ‘tariff’ sounds like a guaranteed price for at least the medium term which could be used to drive investment decisions.

    But to each his or her own!


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,333 ✭✭✭✭ KCross


    I’m with ya now. The citizens assembly wouldn’t have made that distinction. They just recommend the ability to sell the excess. What a minister implements could be anything or nothing!


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,098 ✭✭✭ antoinolachtnai


    KCross wrote: »
    I’m with ya now. The citizens assembly wouldn’t have made that distinction. They just recommend the ability to sell the excess. What a minister implements could be anything or nothing!

    This will most likely be mandated by EU legislation in any case.

    The Assembly would have known that the ability to sell would not mean that there will necessarily be a market for the electricity, I think.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,627 ✭✭✭ quentingargan


    I think the point here is the right to participate. We are looking at decisions that allow the PSO levy to subsidise solar parks, yet under the current version of the RESS process, microgeneration is excluded. I have solar PV, I pay the PSO levy, and I don't get paid for exports?? 'snot fair.

    The Citizens Assembly said "at least the wholesale price". It does need to be more than the wholesale price to make it viable, I don't think solar parks will be asked to export at the wholesale price. If they are, they won't be built.


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