Removing an unnecessary barrier to renewable energy

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The first step in building a wind or solar farm is to get planning permission. Once you have planning permission, the project can then look to apply for a connection to the electricity grid.

The challenge is that a project can only apply for a connection to the electricity grid during a single annual application window.

If you get planning permission from An Bord Pleanála too late and miss the window, you have to wait nearly a full year before you can apply again. More time lost, more carbon emitted and more imported fossil fuels in our system.

Ask your TD to write to the CRU and show their support for a second connection window.

Right now, the electricity regulator is considering running two annual application windows. This would be a significant improvement and would give wind and solar farms two chances to get their grid connection every year, helping to accelerate the development of renewable energy.

That’s why we’re asking you to email your TD. 

Ask them to write to the electricity regulator – the CRU – to support giving renewable energy projects two opportunities to apply for a grid connection.

It takes two minutes. Email your TD now.

We must build our grid now