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One Gigawatt of wind connected in NI

Northern Ireland has reached a new milestone in renewable electricity, with more than 1Gigawatt of wind energy now connected to the grid. Figures obtained from NIE Networks this week demonstrate that large- and small-scale wind projects now comprise 1029MW of...

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Elections and the renewables revolution

Still awaiting the SDLP, UUP and DUP manifestos for the 2017 General election with 13 days to go, NIRIG took a quick look at where energy - crucial for the functioning of any economy - sits in priorities for NI political parties. The Sinn Fein Manifesto has little...

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Opinions on network investment and connection

Two important consultations on network development and connection close this week. On Monday NIRIG submitted our response to the Utility Regulator Consultation on Connection policy and on Friday the response to the NIEN Price Control Draft Determination (RP6) is due....

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Elections and the aftermath

2nd March elections returned DUP and Sinn Fein as the largest parties, albeit in more equal numbers than before. A deadline looms for agreeing a new power-sharing agreement, with either new elections or the threat of direct rule from Westminster. The NI Chamber of...

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Local Development Plans

Councils are continuing to develop Community Plans and Preferred Options Papers as part of their local Development Plans. Belfast, Lisburn and Castlereagh, Ards/North Down, Mid-Ulster and Antrim/Newtownabbey are Councils whose consultations on Community Plans have...

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