Gemserv welcomes the opportunity to respond to the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources’ consultation on the Green Paper on Energy Policy in Ireland.
Gemserv specialises in putting government policy into practice. Gemserv is a specialist energy, utility and environmental service provider operating in the UK and Ireland. We have extensive experience in the residential energy space including supporting the UK Government’s energy efficiency programme, the Green Deal, administering the Micro-generation Certification Scheme (MCS) and advising on the CER National Smart Metering Programme (NSMP). Given this background and our regulatory expertise, we have focused our response on Government policy affecting residential customers and retail markets, in particular Priority 1: Empowering energy citizens (questions 1, 3, 4, 6, 7, and 8) and Priority 2: Markets, Regulation and Prices
(questions 9, 11, 13, and 15). We have also responded to the following questions: 24, 27, and 47.
The Green Paper is an important document providing stakeholders with the opportunity to input into the development of a White Paper that may set the policy framework for the Irish energy sector for many years to come. Ireland is an important market for Gemserv and we have recently cemented our presence in Ireland by opening a Dublin office in 2013. We have worked in the Irish energy sector for a number of years. Areas in which we provide services to the Irish market include: market design, such as the development of the Single Electricity Market (SEM); market assurance of energy suppliers; and smart metering.