Wind energy limit sees ESB put €40m project on hold
A change to the curtailment rules introduced towards the end of last year means that instead of all wind generators being asked to reduce their electricity production, newer wind farms will have to bear the burden of curtailment, which in turn will affect their ability to generate revenues.
February 26, 2012
by Barry O'Halloran
in Irish Times
Newer wind farms will bear the burden of new rules limiting the amount of wind-generated energy allowed on the grid.
RULES LIMITING the amount of wind energy on the Irish electricity system prompted State energy company ESB to put a €40 million development on hold.
The committee responsible for overseeing the single electricity market in Ireland introduced new rules curtailing or limiting the amount of wind-generated electricity allowed on the grid when there is more power than is needed. The rules favour established farms over new developments and have resulted in some projects being stalled.
The ESB confirmed at the weekend that it... [continue via Web link]