The future of renewable gas in Ireland
EU Commission report showing the potential of biogas/ Renewable Gas
Gas Networks Ireland (GNI) has a strategic plan to achieve 20% Renewable Gas on the network by 2030 which is equal to circa 11.6 TWh of Renewable Gas. This figure is supported by independent reports by the EU Commission and the SEAI. To achieve this level of Renewable Gas, GNI is focusing on supporting anaerobic digestion (AD) with separate initiatives for the agriculture sector and the commercial waste industry sector.
KPMG Irish Gas Pathways Report 2018
Renewable Gas development in Europe
Irelands first renewable gas grid injection project
Green Generation Production Site at Nurney, Co. Kildare
Why Renewable Gas?
- Assists national targets for emissions reduction in the Agriculture, Waste, Energy and Transport sectors
- Increased employment for rural communities, diversification of farm incomes and community cooperative opportunities
- A key enabler to Foreign Direct Investment attraction and retention
- Minimal additional hard infrastructure roll out due to use of existing gas grid
- Low cost choice to decarbonising Irelands heating and cooling sector (1/3 Cost of Electrification alone)
- Increases Ireland’s energy security, displacing dependence on imported fossil fuels
For the Customer:
- A Renewable and Sustainable source of energy
- An existing route to market through the national Gas Network
- No change to end user equipment
The Commission for Regulation of Utilities (CRU) have recently published there decision on the proposed Renewable Gas Connection Policy. Gas Networks Ireland are now tasked with implementing this decision and expect to have a formal connection process for industry operational before the end of the year. For more details on this and any initial enquiries please contact Innovation@gasnetworks.ie.