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    Operating Reserve Requirements as Wind Power Penetration Increases in the Irish Electricity System

    This report describes the results of a study commissioned by Sustainable Energy Authority Ireland (SEAI) to quantify any additional requirements for operating reserve arising from the growth in wind generation and to assess the impact any such additional operating reserve would have on costs and emissions, and the net environmental gain from wind generation

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    A methodology for Local Authority Renewable Energy Strategies

    The key objectives of this methodology were established in response to consultation at regional SEAI planning workshops and an initial inception workshop for the project held on 21st June 2011.

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    The Wind Atlas 2003 Technical Report

    This report presents the results of a wind-mapping project conducted by ESBI International, with TrueWind Solutions under a contract with Sustainable Energy Authority Ireland.

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    Renewable Energy Resources in Ireland for 2010 and 2020- A Methodology 2004

    This report, prepared by ESB International in association with Future Energy Solutions and Energy Research Group (UCD) forms part of a series commissioned by Sustainable Energy Authority Ireland to assist the Government in developing future policy and programmes on renewable energy for the period beyond 2005.

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    The Costs and Benefits of Embedded Generation

    A detailed study on the costs and benefits associated with the connection of embedded generation in the Irish electricity distribution network.

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    A study on Renewable Energy in the New Irish Electricity Market

    The purpose of this report is to inform the debate regarding RE generation under the new MAE. We identify key policy areas that are yet to be finalised, and consider the implications of different approaches to them for RE generators and CHP plants, supporting the discussion with quantitative modelling.

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    Renewable Energy in Ireland 2012

    This report examines the contribution made by renewables to Ireland’s energy requirements for the period 1990 to 2012, with a particular focus on production data in 2012. Installed capacity data are available for 2012 and early 2013.

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    Quantifying Ireland’s Fuel and CO2 Emissions Savings from Renewable Electricity in 2012

    This report sets out the methods and results of a detailed analysis of the real time operation of the All-Island electricity system in order to estimate the fossil fuel savings from wind generation and other renewable electricity sources in 2012.

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    Energy Statistics 1990-2015

    This annual publication presents national energy statistics on energy production and consumption in Ireland over the period 1990 – 2015. Specifically, the report presents energy trends and underlying drivers as well as discussing sectoral energy consumption and how energy trends relate to Government and EU renewable energy targets.

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    Energy in the Residential Sector 2013

    This report provides a profile and analysis of Irish energy use in the residential sector. In addition to examining overall residential sector energy usage and CO2 emissions trends this report presents an updated profile of the housing stock using new data from the 2011 Census and the 2009/2010 Household Budget Survey.

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