Wednesday, 10 July 2019

Ceisteanna (315)

Kevin O'Keeffe

Ceist:

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]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar 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.