Policy status:Ended
Date Effective:1991
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Description:The Electricity Support Board (ESB) commenced its demand-side management (DSM) programme in 1991 both to delay future investment in power generation and to reduce environmental emissions by encouraging customers to use electricity more efficiently. The programme was modified in 2001 to reflect changes in roles and responsibilities in arising from market liberalisation. Forty per cent of the Irish electricity market is now open to competition. All customers were given access to green suppliers in 2002. During 2001, ESB Customer Supply entered into discussions with the Commission for Electricity Regulation (CER) on its future role in delivering energy efficiency services. For the period 2002-2005, CER agreed to allow ESB Customer Supply funding for ongoing energy efficiency programmes within ESBs regulated revenue stream as the Public Electricity Supplier.

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