All-Island Grid Study
The All-Island Grid Study
In January 2008 the Energy Minister Eamon Ryan and his Northern counterpart Nigel Dodds, published the All-Island Grid Study, the most advanced and comprehensive of its kind in the world. The study examines: a range of generation portfolios for Ireland; the ability of the power system to handle various amounts of electricity from renewable sources; the investment levels required, and the positive externalities that would accrue with regard to climate change and security of supply.
This study is the first full assessment of the ability of the power system to facilitate significant penetration of renewable energy onto the system with the primary objective of assessing the technical feasibility and costs and benefits of different renewable penetration scenarios.