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NIRO Closure Consultation Response

The Department for the Economy (formally the Department of Enterprise Trade and Investment) have issued their response to the supplementary consultation on Closure of the Northern Ireland Renewables Obligation (NIRO) to new small scale onshore wind. This 6 week consultation was published on the 24th March 2016 and closed on the 9th May 2016.

The decision is as follows: “the NIRO will close to new small scale onshore wind generating stations and existing small scale generating stations adding additional capacity on 30 June 2016. Small scale onshore wind projects seeking to accredit after 30 June 2016 will be required to meet the approved development grace period eligibility requirements”.

The response can be viewed here.