This consultation is now closed.
The Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment (DCCAE) is updating existing electricity support schemes supported by the Public Service Obligation (PSO) Levy (primarily for renewable energy). This updating is necessary as some of the key concepts and parameters which underlie the PSO schemes are being replaced by the new wholesale electricity market design which is due to come into effect from October 2018.
In May 2017, DCCAE published an information paper (the Options Paper) which outlined a number of options being considered as part of this decision making process and set out the Department's emerging thinking on the optimal outcome. Following extensive consultation with industry, the Department published a Proposed Decision on adapting the Electricity Support Schemes to the I-SEM in November 2017.
The Department received 20 responses to the Consultation and the non-confidential responses are published below. The final decision paper following this consultation is available here.