Public Consultation: Shaping our Electricity Future Questionnaire

opendate_range8 Mar, 2021, 12:00am - 14 Jun, 2021, 12:00pm


We welcome your views

  Thank you for your time in responding to these questions.

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The questions below ask you to indicate your view on a statement related to the approaches
being considered and then to explain your view.
 
 
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Introduction
'Ireland should do everything possible so that by 2030, at least 70% of its electricity comes from renewable sources like wind turbines or solar panels.'
 
Draft Approach 1: Generation-led
'When connecting new sources of renewable electricity, locations should be guided by the strength of the grid and demand for power near the proposed site'.
 
Draft Approach 2: Developer-led
'Companies that develop renewable electricity should decide where to locate new wind or solar farms'.
 
Draft Approach 3: Technology-led
'Renewable electricity needs to be moved from remote locations to where most power is used. To achieve this, we should use new technology like high-voltage direct current underground cables.'
 
Draft Approach 4: Demand-led
'Companies that use a huge amount of power should locate new facilities near sources of renewable electricity and where the grid is strong.'
 
Conclusion
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