Our generators are currently wind and hydro plants. They supply us with clean, renewable electricity which we sell on to our customers. We buy renewable power that is owned by communities, co-operatives or citizens, and sell that electricity to our customers.
We are relatively unique in Ireland because we offer medium sized generators the opportunity to trade on the Integrated Single Electricity Market (I-SEM). If you have a renewable generator, approximately 50 Kw or greater and you would like to sell your power to Community Power, we can offer a fair Power Purchase Agreement. Or if you or your organisation is exploring ‘on site’ renewable generation, and have a requirement for a licenced supply company, we can help.
Our current generators are wind and hydro. You can watch some of their stories below.
Our future generation projects will be solar. In 2020 we are planning to grow our renewable generation capacity. Our intention is to take part in the first auction of the Renewable Electricity Support Scheme (RESS) which is due to be held in July 2020. This scheme will provide support for the sale of solar electricity to the Irish market for the first time with a specific community preference category. Ownership of these community preference projects will be open to the communities and citizens of Ireland, with priority to those living nearby, to allow all to share in the returns and benefits of renewable energy.
Thanks to everyone who has expressed an interest in owning part of our solar farms. We have now reached our first target of 150 members. If we are successful in the auction this summer, we will be seeking many many more members to join us, so watch this space! If you would like to register your interest in owning part of a solar farm, let us know by registering below, and we’ll let you know when the next opportunity to become a member is open.