Offshore Phase 1: Transmission Connection Agreement & Asset Sale and Purchase Agreement

Open28 Jun, 2024, 09:00 - 23 Aug, 2024, 17:00

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EirGrid is publishing the draft Transmission Connection Agreement and draft Asset Sale and Purchase Agreement contracts for the offshore Phase 1 Projects for consultation and input from interested parties.

The consultation will be open for an 8-week period from 28 June 2024 to 23 August 2024 inclusive.

The draft Transmission Connection Agreement and draft Asset Sale and Purchase Agreement contracts set out the terms and conditions which EirGrid consider are appropriate to be applied for the connection of Phase 1 Projects to the Irish electricity grid and the transfer of the assets from the Phase 1 Projects to EirGrid once built and in operation for defined period of time.

To achieve Ireland’s climate targets, the offshore Phase 1 Projects will play a vital role in attaining the planned 5 GW of capacity as set out in the Framework for Ireland’s Offshore Electricity Transmission System policy statement prepared by Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications and approved by the Irish Government in April 2021.

The Commission for Regulation of Utilities (CRU) has since issued regulatory direction for offshore Phase 1, which EirGrid has developed into these draft contract documents. The CRU has directed EirGrid to conduct this public consultation. EirGrid will submit the documentation to the CRU for regulatory approval.

Further detail on these documents, the context for this consultation and the context of offshore Phase 1 can be found in the accompanying consultation paper available at the bottom of this page. The draft contracts are available to view in the panel on the right-hand side of this page.

Further detail on these documents, the context for this consultation and the context of offshore Phase 1 can be found in the accompanying consultation paper available at the bottom of this page. The draft contracts are available to view in the panel on the right-hand side of this page.

The below documents are being issued for consultation:

  1. Transmission Connection Agreement
  2. General Conditions of Connection
  3. Offer Letter Template
  4. Asset Sale and Purchase Agreement

The consultation will close on 23 August and any responses should be submitted by this date.

Please note your response will be submitted to the CRU and be publicly viewable on Eirgrid.ie post the consultation close date. If you require your response to remain confidential, please clearly indicate this via your response.

If you have any queries please contact: info@eirgrid.com

 

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EirGrid welcomes your feedback on the questions posed within the paper. Your responses should be submitted through the EirGrid Consultation Portal no later than 17:00 on 23rd August 2024.
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