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Closure of the NIRO to new onshore wind in 2016

The following is taken from the DETI website today (30th September 2016):

“Today DETI has launched a 2 week consultation on revised proposals for closure of the NIRO to new onshore wind projects from 1 April 2016. 

This follows the approval by the NI Assembly on Monday of the legislation on closure arrangements for non-wind projects. 

The consultation today proposes closure of the NIRO from 1 April 2016 to new onshore wind projects which do not meet specific eligibility criteria. Projects that meet the early closure eligibility criteria will be able to apply to accredit under the NIRO to 31 March 2017, with a further 12 month grid and radar delay grace period for projects which can demonstrate they meet the relevant criteria. 

The consultation closes for responses at 5pm on Wednesday 14 October 2015.”

The consultation document can be viewed by clicking the link NIRO Closure

 

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