GATE 3 - Liaison Group
Following extensive public consultation, on 16th December 2008 the CER set out a final direction (CER/08/260) to the system operators on Gate 3 of Ireland’s network connection policy for renewable generators. In keeping with the Government target, this direction allows for 40% of Ireland’s electricity consumption coming from renewable generation by 2020. It does so by providing for circa 3,900 MW of renewable generator connection offers in Gate 3, through a defined rule set.
Now the focus has switched from the determination of Gate 3 renewable policy to the roll-out of the connection offers. In this vein, and as detailed in the Gate 3 direction, the CER has established a Gate 3 Liaison Group involving industry representatives. The aim of the Group is to discuss and communicate with stakeholders the progress of the Gate 3 offer programme. The Group meetings, which are held monthly, are organised by the CER and consist of representatives from the CER, the system operators and from the renewable and non-renewable generation sectors.
Terms of Reference
Details on the Group’s Terms of Reference, including its membership, are as follows:
Minutes of Gate 3 Liaison Group
Meetings Minutes of Group meetings, which include action points for various members, are taken by the CER and distributed to the Group for approval at the following meeting. Please click on the following link to view the final approved minutes to date. In addition relevant material presented at the meetings is published.
Minutes and Presentation Material
The Gate 3 Offer Programme
Further details of the Gate 3 offer programme, including EirGrid's Frequently Asked Questions document regarding Gate 3, are available on EirGrid’s website as follows: