1 Aib 2019, 11.36

Representatives from the Commission for Regulation of Utilities (CRU) will appear before the Joint Committee on Communications, Climate Action and Environment tomorrow.

The meeting will focus on the decision by the CRU in relation to Mayo Renewable Power’s application for a He CHP Planned Plant Certificate.

Committee Chair, Hildegarde Naughton TD, said, “Mayo Renewable Power are constructing a CHP plant with the potential to generate up to 42MW of power at the former Asahi site just outside of Killala, Co. Mayo. In 2012, the plant received a CHP plant certificate under the refit scheme at 100% rate. This was subsequently reapplied for and that application came back with an 18% approval. This rate would change the viability of the project, which had the potential to provide jobs to the area. The Committee will wish to ascertain why the CRU has reduced the rate when nothing has changed in the project since 2012.”

The Joint Committee meeting will start at 5pm in Committee Room 2, Leinster House.

Prior to this, at 3pm, the Select Committee will meet to discuss the 2019 Further Revised Estimates for Public Services – Vote 29 with Minister Richard Bruton.

Committee proceedings can be viewed live here

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