EirGrid presents their ‘Community Fund’ and ‘DS3 System Services’ approaches, both of which have sustainable funding programmes at their core that are aimed at sensibly speeding up essential grid projects. The first distributes project funds to communities affected by the siting of overhead power lines, the latter offers financial incentives for conventional and renewable generation to provide flexible services to the system helping EirGrid to securely operate the grid while achieving Ireland’s renewable targets.
We also hear from public acceptance expert Prof. Patrick Devine-Wright, who has evaluated the ‘Community Fund’ programme and come up with suggestions on how to further improve it.
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