The CRU has today, 20th November 2020, published a consultation paper on the Identification of National Electricity Crisis Scenarios.
Regulation EU 2019/941 on risk preparedness in the electricity sector sets out requirements for each EU Member State to ensure that consistent plans are in place to prevent, prepare for and manage crisis events that may result in a loss of electricity supply to customers. As Competent Authority for Ireland for this regulation, the CRU must develop a list of such crisis scenarios relevant to the Irish electricity system. The purpose of this consultation is to ensure that a reasonable range of crisis scenarios has been identified, and that their likelihoods and possible impacts on the electricity system have been fully considered.
The CRU welcomes comments on the questions presented in this consultation paper. Responses should be sent to Lucy Cradden (email@example.com) by 17.00 on 23rd December 2020. The CRU will evaluate the comments received in relation to this public consultation and use the responses in developing the risk-preparedness plan scheduled for publication in January 2022 under Article 10 of the regulation. Ahead of this, the CRU intends to publish a response to this paper in 2021.