ISEA welcome the opportunity to provide our views on the Enduring Connection Policy ECP-1.
As the leading trade association for solar energy in Ireland, ISEA is responding on behalf of our membership of over 50 Irish businesses. ISEA believes that through a collaborative approach the regulator, system operators and project promoters can develop a sustaining process that will allow Ireland to connect more renewable energy projects over the coming years and help Ireland reduce its legally binding carbon emissions.
The proposal to process projects with a valid planning grant is welcomed however ISEA believes that the CRU needs to ensure greater number of projects are delivered in ECP-1. The limits as proposed are too restrictive and by raising the capacity to 1000MW will help deliver more projects in a quicker timeframe.