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Pinergy MicroGen Scheme

If you have Solar Panels on your roof or a wind turbine in your garden, then you should talk to us about microgeneration.

MicroGen customers who sign up for the plan are rewarded with the Pinergy feed-in tariff of 25c (ex VAT) payment per kWh exported that they sell back to us during 2023.

This is clean renewable electricity you are probably not using today that you can feed back to the electricity grid for others to use, while also earning residual income.


Micro-generating in Commercial Property

If you are micro-generating electricity across your commercial property portfolio, you could be paid for any electricity that you don't use. For Pinergy, it's a great way to reward our customers who have joined us on the journey to a sustainable energy future.
  • Solar PV
  • Wind generation
  • Combined Heat & Power

Micro-generating electricity at home

Solar PV is a very popular way to generate electricity for many homeowners. However, if you have invested in Wind turbines or similar we would like you to get the benefits of feed-in-tariff as well.
  • Sell your excess Solar Energy
  • Wind Energy & Battery
  • Reduce wasting the electricity you have generated
  • Some of the best microgeneration rates Ireland has to offer

If you're not micro-generating at home

If you would like to join the energy transition and begin to micro-generate electricity at your property, why not consider the benefits of Solar PV for your home or business.  
  • Pinergy SolarElectric are leaders in Solar Energy
  • Generous SEAI grants
  • Get the right advice and support
  • Quick installation process
How often are payments made on Pinergy MicroGen?

Payments are generally made every month and will appear on your App or Bill as a credit to your account.

How is a deemed export calculated?

Customers who do not have an ESB Networks Smart Meter will be paid by a “Deemed Export Quantity” which is an estimation.

This estimation is based on an ESB Networks formula, of exported electricity in kWh: it will be used as a proxy for metered export data,

The formula to calculate Deemed export quantity = MEC x Capacity Factor x Export Factor x Provision Interval.


  • MEC is a capacity value in units of kW, representing the generation capacity of the installed generation equipment, as declared via ESBN’s NC7 (or equivalent) form
  • Capacity Factor is the ratio of average electricity produced to the theoretical maximum possible if the installed capacity was generating at a maximum for a full year. CRU have proposed this value is set at 9.7% for all technology types. It is the average capacity factor of photovoltaic panels
  • Export Factor is the amount of electricity (expressed as a percentage of electricity produced) deemed to be exported, where the metered data is not available. CRU have set this value at 35%
  • Provision Interval is the number of hours in the period for which cumulative export quantities are to be calculated and to be made available to suppliers by ESBN

Example of a deemed calculation:

Sample calculation for Deemed Export Quantity

Example: Commercial customer with an MEC of 50 and where the “Provision Interval” is 12 months (= 8760 hours)


Parameter  Value  Comment 
MEC (kW)  50 As recorded by ESBN
Capacity Factor  0.097 9.7% as decided by CRU
Export Factor  0.35 35% as decided by CRU
Provision interval  8760 12-month interval
  • Deemed Export Quantity = MEC x Capacity Factor x Export Factor x Provision Interval
  • Deemed Export Quantity = 14,870.1kWh (=50 X 0.097 x 0.35 x 8760)


How often is pricing reviewed on MicroGen payments?

Pricing on MicroGen is reviewed as part of the overall pricing on both the Supply of Electricity and the MicroGen payments for customers who are selling electricity back to the grid in Ireland.

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