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Ireland’s offshore wind energy ambitions are starting to take off

The Irish Government has opened a consultation for its first ever offshore wind auction. This is the first step in Ireland’s ambitious plan of having 5 GW of offshore wind by 2030. Ireland already has the highest share of onshore wind in its electricity mix of any country in Europe – 38%. But it wants … Continue reading Ireland’s offshore wind energy ambitions are starting to take off

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Nordex receives order for 99.5 MW of wind power from Ireland

End of September, the Nordex Group received an order for 99.5 MW from Oweninny Power DAC – a joint venture between ESB and Bord na Móna – from Ireland. The order includes the delivery and installation of 31 N117/3600 turbines rated at reduced 3.21 MW output, as well as a premium service for the maintenance … Continue reading Nordex receives order for 99.5 MW of wind power from Ireland

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Innovative solutions to stabilise the power grid

Solar cells and wind turbines provide clean and renewable energy, but create new challenges in the power grid. Statkraft is delivering technology to help prevent blackouts in the UK and Ireland. In traditional power plants based on coal, gas or hydropower, kinetic energy from turbines is converted into electric power using generators. The large turbines … Continue reading Innovative solutions to stabilise the power grid

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Vestas to supply 29 MW of wind power in Ireland for Ørsted

Vestas has secured a 29 MW order from Ørsted for the Lisheen 3 wind farm in County Tipperary, Ireland. The order includes the supply, installation and maintenance of eight V136-3.45 MW wind turbines in 3.6 MW operating mode. It will be the third phase of the Vestas-supplied wind farms at the project location, following the … Continue reading Vestas to supply 29 MW of wind power in Ireland for Ørsted

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BayWa r.e. Continues Expansion In Ireland in Partnership With Rengen Power

Global renewable service provider, energy developer and distributor, BayWa r.e. has announced a new partnership with Irish renewable energy company Rengen Power, headquartered in Ennis, Co. Clare. This new partnership marks the further progress of BayWa r.e.’s projects business in Ireland and underpins its mission to improve renewable energy for a more sustainable future. Together, … Continue reading BayWa r.e. Continues Expansion In Ireland in Partnership With Rengen Power

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Two Statkraft wind power plants in Ireland due for completion next year

Statkraft has confirmed that the two wind farms successful in the Irish renewable energy auction last year, totalling 57MW, are underway and are due for completion at the end of 2022. The wind farms will have the capacity to power 45,000 Irish homes. Taghart Wind Farm in Cavan is a 23MW project and works got … Continue reading Two Statkraft wind power plants in Ireland due for completion next year

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Ørsted completes acquisition of Ireland and UK onshore wind power platform from Brookfield Renewable

Ørsted has completed the acquisition of a 100 % equity interest in Brookfield Renewable’s onshore wind business in Ireland and the UK, Brookfield Renewable Ireland (BRI). BRI is a developer, owner, and operator of onshore wind farms headquartered in Cork, Ireland. BRI has a portfolio of 389 MW in operation and under construction, 149 MW … Continue reading Ørsted completes acquisition of Ireland and UK onshore wind power platform from Brookfield Renewable

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Natural Power advises Cloncreen Wind Farm

Natural Power has supported Bank of Ireland and the European Investment Bank (EIB) as lenders technical advisor to reach financial close for the 75.6MW, 21-turbine, Cloncreen Wind Farm in County Offaly, Ireland. The project achieved financial close in May 2021 with Natural Power delivering technical due diligence for the lenders during the project financing phase. … Continue reading Natural Power advises Cloncreen Wind Farm

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RWE to launch innovative airborne wind energy testing site in Ireland

RWE, one of the world’s leading renewable energy players, is to establish its first test centre to investigate the potential of innovative airborne wind energy technologies. Planning permission to build the new facility in County Mayo, Ireland, has now been granted and construction of the site infrastructure is expected to begin later this year. RWE … Continue reading RWE to launch innovative airborne wind energy testing site in Ireland

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Giant offshore wind energy projects to be built in Ireland’s seas

Ireland’s plans for developing offshore wind are starting to take real shape with two new large projects in the pipeline. The Moneypoint and Codling wind farms would between them bring nearly 3 GW of offshore wind capacity to the Emerald Isle’s coasts in the next decade. Offshore wind will play a significant role in Ireland’s … Continue reading Giant offshore wind energy projects to be built in Ireland’s seas

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Ørsted acquires Ireland and UK onshore wind power platform from Brookfield Renewable

Ørsted has entered into an agreement with Brookfield Renewable, a global owner and operator of renewable power assets, to acquire a 100 % equity interest in its existing Ireland and UK onshore wind business, Brookfield Renewable Ireland (BRI). The agreement is based on an enterprise valuation of BRI of EUR 571 million as of 31 December … Continue reading Ørsted acquires Ireland and UK onshore wind power platform from Brookfield Renewable

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Vestas supplies V117-4.2 MW wind turbines to wind power in Ireland

Vestas has secured an order for 30 MW at the Lenalea wind farm in Ireland being developed by SSE Renewables and Coillte Renewable Energy. Vestas will supply and install seven V117-4.2 MW wind turbines in 4.3 MW operational mode at the project, which is located in County Donegal. The wind turbines will be serviced through … Continue reading Vestas supplies V117-4.2 MW wind turbines to wind power in Ireland

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Iberdrola strengthens its commitment to offshore wind energy and acquires 3 GW in Ireland

The company already operates offshore wind farms in UK and German waters, with new developments in the UK, US and France · Including Ireland, Japan, Sweden and Poland, Iberdrola’s offshore wind pipeline now exceeds 30 GW. Iberdrola has added to its offshore wind ambitions, with entry into the market in Ireland, as the company seeks … Continue reading Iberdrola strengthens its commitment to offshore wind energy and acquires 3 GW in Ireland

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Vestas wind turbines for 75 MW of wind energy in Ireland

Vestas has secured an order for the 75 MW Cloncreen project in Ireland from the Irish climate solutions company Bord na Móna. The contract includes supply, installation and commissioning of 21 V136-3.45 MW wind turbines in 3.6 MW operating mode in combination with a 20-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service agreement, maximising power … Continue reading Vestas wind turbines for 75 MW of wind energy in Ireland

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Wind energy in Ireland, Vestas’ wind turbines for 63 MW wind farm

Following the RESS1 Auction in Ireland, Vestas has secured a 63 MW order for two wind projects from Statkraft, Europe’s largest renewable energy producer and a global company in energy market operations. “Statkraft is playing a leading role in the global transition to a low carbon future and is really pleased to fund and construct … Continue reading Wind energy in Ireland, Vestas’ wind turbines for 63 MW wind farm

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Statkraft to build, sell and manage two Irish wind power plants

Statkraft has decided to construct Cloghan and Taghart wind farms in Ireland. In addition, the company has agreed to sell the wind farms to Greencoat Renewables PLC while retaining responsibility for the construction and the long-term operation and management, in line with Statkraft’s strategy to build, sell, operate and trade power. Cloghan (37.8MW) is located … Continue reading Statkraft to build, sell and manage two Irish wind power plants

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Offshore Wind Farm virtual public exhibition launched

In order to provide residents of Dublin and Wicklow with the opportunity to find out about the proposed Dublin Array Offshore Wind Farm, an online virtual public exhibition platform has been launched on the project website www.dublinarray.com. Dublin Array offshore wind farm, a joint venture between RWE Renewables Ireland and Saorgus Energy, with RWE leading … Continue reading Offshore Wind Farm virtual public exhibition launched

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Ireland to meet 2020 wind energy target

The new figures show that Ireland is on track to meet its 2020 wind energy target after a few months of new wind turbines additions. The 2020 target is to get 40% of the country’s electricity from renewables, and figures from the Irish Wind Energy Association (IWEA) show that wind provided 28.5% of Ireland’s electricity … Continue reading Ireland to meet 2020 wind energy target

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First tender under new Irish support scheme awards 19 wind farms

Ireland’s Transmission System Operator EirGrid has reported the results of the first auction round under the new Renewable Electricity Support Scheme (RESS-1). The RESS-1 auction system is comprised of three different auction pots: a first pot for solar projects only, a second pot is for community projects and a third pot, the so-called “general pot” … Continue reading First tender under new Irish support scheme awards 19 wind farms

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Application submitted for floating wind power plant in Ireland

The wind power project would have 67 wind turbines deployed in the Celtic Sea. In 2019 the government set a target of 3.5 GW for offshore wind energy production by 2030 and a 7% per annum reduction in overall greenhouse gas emissions. Dr. Val Cummins, a leading figure in offshore wind in Ireland, said: “With … Continue reading Application submitted for floating wind power plant in Ireland

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