Who Pays for Renewables? Increasing Renewable Subsidisation due to Increased Datacentre Demand in Ireland
Muireann Lynch () and
Mel T. Devine ()
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Muireann Lynch: Economic and Social Research Institute, Dublin-Ireland
Mel T. Devine: School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University College Dublin
World Journal of Applied Economics, 2019, vol. 5, issue 1, 25-29
Demand from datacentres makes up a rapidly growing portion of electricity demand in Ireland. Increased demand, in turn, gives rise to increased renewable generation, mandated by government targets, and a corresponding increase in subsidisation levels. The current method of apportioning renewable subsidy costs may lead to consumers other than datacentres bearing this excess cost of subsidisation. This letter calculates the expected impact on these consumers.
Keywords: Renewables; Electricity; Subsidy; Datacentres (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: Q40 Q42 Q48 Q58 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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