Wednesday, 3 July 2019

Questions (259)

Kevin O'Keeffe


259. Deputy Kevin O'Keeffe asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if the new paperwork is in place to export surplus power to the national grid in relation to TAMS 3 solar applications. [28379/19]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

The suite of investments eligible for grant aid under TAMS II has recently been extended to include on-farm solar PV and battery storage facilities. The focus of TAMS II is on the provision of grant aid for on-farm investments and the electricity generated is intended for consumption on the farm enterprise.

Wider energy policy including issues regarding the export of power to the national grid are a matter for my colleague the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment.