Firm Access Quantities
Firm Access Quantities
Gate 3 Firm Access Quantities
Prompted by the need to re-run the constraints analysis for Gate 3 projects and recognising some modeling improvements that were introduced since the original FAQ analysis was completed for Gate 3 projects in 2010, in August 2012 EirGrid commenced a re-study of Gate 3 FAQs. In addition to the 188 Gate 3 projects, totaling just over 5400MW, EirGrid will also assess, for the first time, 29 Non-GPA projects. Firm access forecasts for the 69 Gate 1 and Gate 2 generators, totaling 888MW, not awarded full firm access in EirGrid’s 2011 study of Gate 1 and Gate 2 will also be analysed.
The following document details the results for all Gate 3 wind projects.
Those transmission reinforcements assumed to be completed in the period 2012-2020 and included in the study models used for the 2012-2020 FAQ analysis are detailed in the following document.
The technical assumptions underpinning the Gates 1-3 & Eligible Non-GPA FAQ analysis (commenced in August 2012) are available here:
The results of the original FAQ analysis for Gate 3 projects, completed in January 2010, are available at the following link:
Gate 1 and Gate 2 Firm Access Quantities
Following the CER’s direction in June 2011 (CER/11/102) and the publication of the initial Gate 1 and Gate 2 Firm Access Quantities Results in 2011, EirGrid has re-evaluated the Gate 1 and Gate 2 Firm Access Quantities to determine if there is any incremental levels of transmission firm access for generators ahead of the completion of a generator’s full complement of Associated Transmission Reinforcements. The results from this analysis are available in the documents below:
- Results form EirGrid FAQ Analysis for Gate 1 published 21st Dec 12
- Results from EirGrid FAQ Analysis for Gate 2 published 21st Dec 12
The following documents detail the results of the FAQ analysis for Gate 1 and Gate 2 which was completed in 2011:
- Gate 1 Firm Access Quantities (published December 2011)
- Gate 2 Firm Access Quantities (published December 2011)
For further information on how Firm Access Quantities are calculated and some related information, please refer to the documents below.
An audit of the results of EirGrid’s initial FAQ analysis for Gate 3 was carried out by consultants appointed by EirGrid in accordance with the CER direction CER/08/260. The audit report can be viewed by clicking on the link below: