Call for Inputs: Shaping Our Electricity Future Version 1.1

Opendate_range22 Jul, 2022, 12:00pm - 2 Sep, 2022, 12:00pm

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In November 2021 EirGrid and SONI published the ‘Shaping our Electricity Future’ Roadmap.

There have been changes to government policy in both Ireland and Northern Ireland since the publication of the Shaping Our Electricity Future roadmap. In Ireland, the Climate Action Plan 2021 revised the 2030 RES-E target from at least 70% to up to 80%. Separately the Climate Act 2021 introduced the requirement for carbon budgets covering the period to 2035. The Climate Change Act (Northern Ireland) 2022 also set a requirement for the existing 70% RES-E target by 2030, set by the NI Energy Strategy, to be increased to 80% and has introduced the requirement for carbon budgets.

We are working to update the Shaping Our Electricity Future roadmap before the end of 2022 in response to the policy changes and are planning for publication in early December 2022. Preliminary technical studies have commenced and in parallel, we are facilitating a 4 week call for inputs to seek views on what should be considered within the update.

We welcome engagement with you as part of this process and encourage you to provide any information you consider relevant.

You can review the Call for Inputs and provide feedback through this portal.

An industry focused webinar will form part of the engagement; we will be publish further details on this here.

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Questions

Q1. Power System Assumptions: What would you recommend as the key areas of change in this vision and what is your reasoning for same?
Q2. Power System Assumptions: What are your thoughts on the renewable generation mix for Ireland and Northern Ireland – specifically assumptions for onshore wind, solar and offshore wind? What is your reasoning for this?
Q3. Network Reinforcements: What recommendations have you on how we maximise the use of the existing grid / develop the existing grid in the context of an already extensive network capital investment programme?
Q4. Network Reinforcements: Are there any network reinforcement technologies you think we should consider in our updated roadmap that were not considered previously?
Q5. Networks Multi-year Plan: What are your thoughts on the networks workstreams Ireland Networks Plan and Northern Ireland Networks Plan?
Q6. Networks Multi-year Plan: What additional measures do you believe now should be considered?
Q7. Markets Multi-year Recommendations: What are your thoughts on the market pillars Aligning markets to the operational challenges of high renewables and Full integration of SEM in the Great Britain and EU Markets?
Q8. Markets Multi-year Recommendations: What additional measures do you believe now should be considered?
Q9. Operations Multi-year Plan: What are your thoughts on the operations workstreams Operational Policy, Standards and Services, Operational Tools and Technology Enablement?
Q10. Operations Multi-year Plan: What additional measures do you believe now should be considered?
Q11. Stakeholder Engagement Multi-year Plan: What are your thoughts on the engagement workstreams Ireland Engagement Plan, Northern Ireland Engagement Plan and Industry Engagement Plan?
Q12. Stakeholder Engagement Multi-year Plan: What additional measures do you believe now should be considered?