Written answers

Thursday, 28 November 2019

Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment

Public Service Obligation Levy

Photo of Brian StanleyBrian Stanley (Laois, Sinn Fein)
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201. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment if an increased amount of PSO levy will be allocated to Bord na Móna to increase it in line with a greater use of biomass in the Edenderry power plant. [49577/19]

Photo of Richard BrutonRichard Bruton (Dublin Bay North, Fine Gael)
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The support scheme for use of biomass in electricity generation, the Renewable Electricity Feed-In Tariff (REFIT 3), runs until 2030, with support payments made through the Public Service Obligation (PSO) levy. The Bord na Móna-owned plant at Edenderry was allocated support for fuelling the plants with up to 30% biomass.

As Bord na Móna currently co-fires the Edenderry plant with 30% biomass, it is at its maximum support under the REFIT 3 scheme. The REFIT3 Scheme has been closed since December 2015.

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