EAI welcomes the opportunity to respond to this consultation on the Microgeneration Support Scheme (MSS) for Ireland. EAI sees microgeneration as having a key role in the transition to a low-carbon energy system. EAI advocates for further engagement and consideration in order to develop a well-functioning interim MSS in the limited time remaining.
EAI members welcome DECC’s commitment to the principle of cost neutrality as referenced in the proposals. We believe the interim approach proposed by the Department requires refinement to ensure near cost neutrality for suppliers.
We also propose a transition period be incorporate into the Department’s proposals to facilitate a glide path from the current arrangements to an enduring solution.