Renewable Electricity Support Scheme

RESS is the new Renewable Electricity Support Scheme in Ireland


The Renewable Electricity Support Scheme (RESS) is a Government of Ireland initiative that provides support to renewable electricity projects in Ireland.

RESS is a pivotal component of Programme for Government and the Climate Action Plan 2021 and is a major step in achieving Ireland’s target of at least 70% renewable electricity by 2030.

Support under RESS is allocated by way of auctions. RESS auctions will be delivered by Department of Environment, Climate and Communications (DECC) with the support of Commission for Regulation of Utilities (CRU) and EirGrid, the Transmission System Operator (TSO).

With a primary focus on cost effectiveness, the RESS delivers a broader range of policy objectives, including:

  • providing an Enabling Framework for Community Participation through the provision of pathways and supports for communities to participate in renewable energy projects
  • increasing technology diversity by broadening the renewable electricity technology mix
  • delivering an ambitious renewable electricity policy to 2030
  • increasing energy security, energy sustainability and ensuring the cost effectiveness of energy policy

EirGrid has been tasked with operating the RESS auctions (including qualification) and this page is where you will find all information in relation to the RESS auction process.

RESS 2 Information

The DECC have recently published the Consultation on the second onshore Renewable Electricity Support Scheme (RESS 2) auction design and implementation on their website. Please follow this link which will redirect you to the DECC website.

If you would like to be added to the mailing list for updates on the operation of the RESS 2 auction, please send an email to the following address:

RESS 2 Auction Timetable

Please find at this link the approved RESS 2 Auction Timetable by the Minister.

RESS 1 Information

RESS 1 was the first Renewable Electricity Support Scheme by the Government of Ireland ran as per the RESS 1 Auction Timetable following the Auction Submission Closing Date on the 28/07/20.

Further information the RESS 1 Auction can be found in the RESS 1 Final Auction Results Report is available to view at the link below.

RESS 1 is now closed.

RESS 1 Auction Timetable (R1AT)

RESS 1 Qualification Information Pack (R1QIP)

RESS 1 Auction Information Pack (R1AIP)

RESS 1 Provisional Auction Results (R1PAR)

RESS 1 Final Auction Results Report (R1FAR)

RESS 1 Final Auction Results Report Excel Table

RESS 1 Frequently Asked Questions


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