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Electric Ireland net metering

  • 21-12-2018 4:43pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 1,097 ✭✭✭ freddyuk


    Electric Ireland have extended the 9c/kWh net metering deal for the early adopters for another year.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,452 ✭✭✭ wexfordman2


    freddyuk wrote: »
    Electric Ireland have extended the 9c/kWh net metering deal for the early adopters for another year.

    What's that about could you explain?


  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 31,942 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Gumbo


    What's that about could you explain?

    A few years back EI offered a feed in tariff to solar PV systems. They closed it to new entrants a shortly afterwards.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,452 ✭✭✭ wexfordman2


    kceire wrote: »
    A few years back EI offered a feed in tariff to solar PV systems. They closed it to new entrants a shortly afterwards.

    So is this opening it up again ?


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Regional East Moderators Posts: 59,678 CMod ✭✭✭✭ unkel


    Unfortunately not.

    I had Electric Ireland in my house a month or two ago when they were interviewing me about my views on micro renewables (home solar thermal and home solar PV), the use and charging of EVs, V2H, V2G, the future of the relation and interaction of the utility company and their customer, the future of the grid, etc. etc. For which they kindly gave me a €100 One4All voucher.

    I had hoped I was going to be in some sort of a pilot scheme testing a FIT for their current customers (not in the old net metering deal - this was supposed to be a new setup on a much larger scale), but I was disappointed their plans are vague and they have nothing concrete lined up. Not even any pilot schemes...

    "Wind is Ireland's oil" - An Taoiseach, 25/05/2022



  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 31,942 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Gumbo


    So is this opening it up again ?

    No


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,452 ✭✭✭ wexfordman2


    unkel wrote: »
    Unfortunately not.

    I had Electric Ireland in my house a month or two ago when they were interviewing me about my views on micro renewables (home solar thermal and home solar PV), the use and charging of EVs, V2H, V2G, the future of the relation and interaction of the utility company and their customer, the future of the grid, etc. etc. For which they kindly gave me a €100 One4All voucher.

    I had hoped I was going to be in some sort of a pilot scheme testing a FIT for their current customers (not in the old net metering deal - this was supposed to be a new setup on a much larger scale), but I was disappointed their plans are vague and they have nothing concrete lined up. Not even any pilot schemes...

    Thanks unkel, that cleared it up, was a but confusing, shame the scheme isn't opening up again.


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Regional East Moderators Posts: 59,678 CMod ✭✭✭✭ unkel


    Yes it's a shame. Instead of the PV subsidies, the government should have offered a FIT scheme. Costs nothing to the tax payer (unlike subsidies) and the FIT could have been low enough that it would have made a profit for the utility companies and the state. I would be willing to put up more PV if the FIT was as low as 6c/kWh or thereabouts. We would also have no need for home attached batteries yet - the grid is a far better, far more efficient and far cheaper battery...

    "Wind is Ireland's oil" - An Taoiseach, 25/05/2022



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