Policy status:Superseded
Date Effective:2003
Policy Type:Economic Instruments>Fiscal/financial incentives
Policy Target:
Agency:Department of Communications, Marine and Natural Resources

In order to attain the 500MW target for renewables based electricity generating capacity the sixth competition in the Alternative Energy Requirement Programme, AER VI, was launched in February 2003. The closing date for receipt of applications was 24 April 2003. Through AER VI, and the previous competition, AER V, contracts for up to the target figure in large and small scale wind, biomass and small scale hydro have been offered to the market. Projects successful in the competitions must be installed and selling electricity by 31 December 2004.Prospective generators are invited to make a formal application to build, own and operate newly built plant and to supply electricity from these to the Electricity Supply Board (ESB) under a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) of up to fifteen years duration.The technologies supported include wind energy, small-scale hydropower, combined heat and power (CHP) and biomass (landfill gas). AER VI offered support for the first time for offshore wind energy, biomass-combined heat and power and biomass-anaerobic digestion. The EU Commission issued state-aid clearance in September 2004.

This record is superseded by:Renewable Energy Feed-In Tariff (REFIT 1)
This record supersedes:Additional Renewables-Based Electricity Generating Capacity to be Installed - AER V

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