October RESS-1 Update - Upcoming Stakeholder Briefing

RESS-1 Auction Design and Implementation Update

A stakeholder briefing on the RESS-1 project is scheduled for the 22 November 2019 in the GSI offices, Beggars Bush, Haddington Road, Dublin D04 K7X4. Please register your details to RESS@dccae.gov.ie if you are interested in attending, places will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis. You can find out more about the October RESS 1 Update below.

Project Plan

The RESS Project Board has approved the baselining of the project schedule as presented at the industry briefing.  Applications for auction qualification will be accepted in March 2020.The auction bidding process will commence in June 2020. The RESS-1 project energisation date is expected to be  at or before December 2022.

Terms & Conditions and Detailed Design

It is intended that the RESS 1 Detailed Design will be submitted for Government approval by the end of 2019. The RESS 1 Detailed Design will be published on the DCCAE website in early December. An auction timetable will also be published in December, with a subsequent auction process briefing by EirGrid taking place.

State Aid / Legal update

The legal review of the draft Terms and Conditions has commenced. The required secondary legislation amendments to underpin the RESS are progressing on schedule.


A stakeholder briefing on the RESS-1 project is scheduled for the 22/11/19. Please register your interest on RESS@dccae.gov.ie. Invites will be granted on a first come first serve basis. Organisations will be limited to two attendees.

Next update

The next update will be issued by the end of November 2019.