Generating electricity from renewable energy

13 October 2020

Today the NIAO Comptroller and Auditor General publishes his report Generating electricity from renewable energy. 

The report looks at the government backed Northern Ireland Renewables Obligation (NIRO) provides a financial incentive, in the form of Renewables Obligations Certificates (ROCs), to accredited generators of electricity from renewable sources, such as wind, solar and anaerobic digester plants.

The report looks at issues that have been identified around anaerobic digester plants and onshore wind turbines.  It also assesses the existence and effectiveness of any joined up strategic and operational partnership arrangements across government to support the NIRO scheme.