Consultation on Low Carbon Inertia Service (LCIS) Competitive Procurement

Opendate_range22 Jun, 2022, 3:00pm - 5 Aug, 2022, 5:00pm

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This consultation covers the volumes to be procured (based on studies conducted) and presents options and proposals on a range of design details for the LCIS procurement process that is expected to commence in 2023. 

Responses to the consultation, preferably structured in line with the specific questions raised in this paper, should be submitted via the EirGrid consultation portal before 5 August 2022.

Please note your response will be publicly available for viewing on the portal. If you require your response to remain confidential, please clearly state this in your response.

Note also that an information session will be held on 19 July 2022 from 14:30 to 16:00. If you would like to attend this information session, click here to register.

Should you require any further information about the consultation process, please contact us at DS3@EirGrid.com.

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Submissions

Questions

Q1. Do you have any comments on the proposed phased procurement approach?
Q2. Do you have any comments on the volume to be procured and the definition of incentivised zones?
Q3. Do you have any comments on the LCIS Provider requirements?
Q4. Do you have any comments on the start dates and duration of the contracts?
Q5. Do you have any comments on the Performance Bond and Milestones?
Q6. Do you have any comments on the payment mechanism based on availability?
Q7. Do you have any comments on the proposed application of the scalars?
Q8. Do you have any comments on the proposed approach to Transmission Network Availability?
Q9. Do you have any comments on the proposed mechanism for assessing tenders?
Q10. Do you have any comments on the proposed prerequisites with respect to grid connection and planning permission requirements?
Q11. Do you have any comments on the bid format option proposed?
Q12. Do you have any comments on the approach to factor in the cost of imported energy?
Q13. Do you have any comments on the proposed ‘pay-as-bid’ mechanism for remuneration of the LCIS service?