Co-Location

Location: IWEA Training Facility, Naas, Co. Kildare
Duration: 1 Day
Course Date: Wednesday, 17 October 2018
Registration: 9am
Course Time: 9am to 3pm. Lunch and refreshments will be provided
Course Cost
Company Member: €310
Non Company Member: €440

Course Overview

The course will provide an insight into the current drivers behind, and challenges to, co-locating solar and storage at wind energy developments.

Utilising case studies as far as possible it will cover all aspects of feasibility, design implications, consenting requirements and project deliverability.

Course Objectives

  • Understand the drivers for co-locating.
  • Understand the implications to planning permissions, grid connections and consents
  • Gain an overview of the recent developments regarding co-location regulations
  • Understand the possible revenue streams opened by utilising co-location

Who should attend

- Developers

- Local authority planners

- Consultees

- Consultants

Course Content

- Introduction to co-locating solar and storage to wind energy sites

- Benefits of co-location

- Considerations:

o Feasibility and issues to consider
o Planning permission
o Consenting
o Grid connection
o Other considerations such as Power Purchase Agreement, Bank Consent, EFR Tender and Renewables Support

- Overview of regulations:
o Consideration of DS3
o Grid Compliance
o Regulatory Obligations
o Permissions - Detailed look at revenue streams:
o Energy sales
o Price arbitrage
o Use of network charges
o Capacity market payments
o Frequency response
o Capture of spilled intermittent energy where the grid connection is constrained

- Internal rate of return

Course Trainers

Jason McGray

Jason has 10 years’ experience in the environmental consultancy sector working on Environmental Impact Assessment, Environmental Safeguarding and Environmental Due Diligence projects for wind energy developments of varying scales.

He is an Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA) accredited Registered EIA Practitioner, Chartered Environmentalist and Full IEMA Member. Jason has extensive experience of coordinating Environmental Impact Assessments, technical review of a range of environmental assessments, production and review of Environmental Statements and consenting documents and undertaking a range of topic specific assessments.

He has an excellent understanding of renewable energy generation, has provided due diligence support on onshore wind farms in Ireland. Jason has written and delivered Environmental Impact Assessment training at Newcastle and Sunderland universities as well as having delivered presentation at industry events.

To register for this training course please contact Jeanette at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.