Frequently Asked Questions - closure of the Northern Ireland Renewables Obligation (NIRO) to onshore wind >5MW

Publication date
30th June 2016
Information types
Policy areas

This page is for operators of onshore wind generating stations in Northern Ireland affected by the closure of the NIRO scheme to onshore wind >5MW on 1 April 2016. It should be read alongside our final guidance on the closure of the NIRO to onshore wind >5MW and the RO: Guidance for generators.

The NIRO has closed to onshore wind operators in Northern Ireland from 1 April 2016. However, operators of stations that meet certain criteria may be eligible for a grace period, meaning that they may be eligible to apply for accreditation up to 31 December 2018, depending on the grace period conditions they can meet.

This version published 14 October 2016 supersedes any previous version.