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Dáil Éireann Debate, Wednesday - 10 July 2019

Wednesday, 10 July 2019

Questions (315)

Kevin O'Keeffe


315. Deputy Kevin O'Keeffe asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the status of the export of surplus power to the national grid by members of the farming community; and if the necessary new paperwork is in place (details supplied). [30159/19]

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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.