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Statkraft and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners team up to develop 2.2GW of offshore wind in Ireland

Statkraft has announced a major deal with Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners’ (CIP) fund Copenhagen Infrastructure IV K/S (CI IV) as part of its plans to develop up to 2.2 gigawatts of offshore wind in Ireland. This landmark partnership will see CIP acquire a 50% stake in Statkraft’s offshore wind portfolio in Ireland. The financial terms of … Continue reading Statkraft and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners team up to develop 2.2GW of offshore wind in Ireland

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Nordex receives an order from SSE Renewables for more than 100 MW of wind power in Ireland

At the end of 2022, SSE Renewables, the leading developer and operator of renewable energy in the United Kingdom and Ireland, commissioned the Nordex Group to supply 29 N117/3600 wind turbines for the “Yellow River” wind farm in Ireland. The contract also includes the post-commissioning service for the wind turbines. The Nordex Group will install … Continue reading Nordex receives an order from SSE Renewables for more than 100 MW of wind power in Ireland

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RWE welcomes Maritime Area Consent (MAC) award for Dublin Array

RWE, one of the world’s leading offshore wind companies, has welcomed the award of a Maritime Area Consent (MAC) to Dublin Array offshore wind farm project by the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications, Eamon Ryan.  The project is a proposed offshore wind farm, which will be located on the Kish Bank and Bray Bank, … Continue reading RWE welcomes Maritime Area Consent (MAC) award for Dublin Array

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Vestas wins 126 MW order for Derrinlough wind power project in Ireland

Vestas has received a 126 MW order for the Bord na Móna Derrinlough Wind Farm Project in Ireland. The order includes a total of 21 V150-6.0 MW EnVentus wind turbines with a site-specific hub height of 110m for a site in County Offaly, located in the Irish midlands. The order includes supply, installation, and commissioning … Continue reading Vestas wins 126 MW order for Derrinlough wind power project in Ireland

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Statkraft Ireland set to begin work on 56MW Midlands wind farm

Statkraft Ireland has confirmed that construction will start on the Cushaling Wind Farm in Counties Offaly and Kildare in January 2023. The development of nine wind turbines, which will deliver urgently needed 55.8 MW of clean renewable energy to the grid, represents an investment of €95 million by the company. The Cushaling wind farm incorporates … Continue reading Statkraft Ireland set to begin work on 56MW Midlands wind farm

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Vestas wins an order for 56 MW of wind power in Ireland

Vestas has received a 56 MW order from Statkraft Ireland to power the Cushaling wind farm in Ireland. The order includes a total of nine V162-6.2 MW wind turbines at a peak height of 185m in Counties Offaly and Kildare. This is the first order for the V162-6.2 MW from Vestas in Ireland featuring the … Continue reading Vestas wins an order for 56 MW of wind power in Ireland

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Ireland generated 47% of October’s electricity from wind power

Wind power provided nearly half of Ireland’s energy in October, setting a new record, according to officials. Also, the volume of wind power in Ireland in October caused the wholesale electricity price to fall to its lowest level since August 2021. It was the strongest-ever October performance for wind energy and helped bring the average … Continue reading Ireland generated 47% of October’s electricity from wind power

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Ørsted acquires its first solar project in Ireland

Ørsted has completed the acquisition of the Ballinrea solar PV project in Ireland from experienced renewable energy developer Terra Solar. The 65 MW solar project will be located in Cork, the second-largest city in Ireland, and will become Ørsted’s first solar project in the country. Ballinrea Solar Farm is expected to generate enough green energy … Continue reading Ørsted acquires its first solar project in Ireland

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Iberdrola launches the world’s first commercial-scale battery system in Ireland

With a capacity of 50MW/25MWh megawatts, it is the first battery of its kind in operation in the country  The Iberdrola group will develop 1,100 MW of battery storage in the coming years  Iberdrola has started up its first commercial-scale battery system in Ireland. This 50-megawatt (MW) facility with 25MWh of power capacity, called Gorman, … Continue reading Iberdrola launches the world’s first commercial-scale battery system in Ireland

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RWE’s largest battery storage project goes live in Monaghan, Ireland

RWE’s second and largest-to-date battery storage project has entered full operations in County Monaghan, Ireland. The 60-megawatt (MW) facility, located at Lisdrumdoagh, (3km East of Monaghan town) is capable of providing the rapid delivery of electricity into the power grid to help balance intermittency in electricity generation. It also provides a short term back-up to … Continue reading RWE’s largest battery storage project goes live in Monaghan, Ireland

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Statkraft secures four state contracts in Irish renewable energy auction

Statkraft has confirmed that it has secured a total of four contracts in the Irish Government’s Renewable Energy Supply Scheme (RESS-2) auction. One wind farm and three solar projects were successful, which will produce a total of 360MW of clean energy. Commenting on the results, Statkraft Ireland Managing Director Kevin O’Donovan said, “We very much … Continue reading Statkraft secures four state contracts in Irish renewable energy auction

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RWE targets up to 1.5 billion Euros gross investments by 2030 to help deliver Ireland’s net zero ambitions

RWE, a global leader in renewable energy with a clear ambition to be carbon neutral by 2040, is committed to investing €50 billion gross through to 2030 to expand its powerful and green generation capacity to 50 gigawatts, with up to €1.5 billion gross already earmarked for Ireland through current projects being developed. The company … Continue reading RWE targets up to 1.5 billion Euros gross investments by 2030 to help deliver Ireland’s net zero ambitions

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Ørsted enters into pPA with Johnson & Johnson in Ireland and the US

Johnson & Johnson and Ørsted have signed two power purchase agreements (PPAs). Johnson & Johnson will purchase energy from Sparta Solar in Texas, US, and from the two onshore wind farms Kilgarvan and Booltiagh 1 in Ireland. Johnson & Johnson has signed two PPAs with Ørsted to offtake power from Sparta Solar in Texas in … Continue reading Ørsted enters into pPA with Johnson & Johnson in Ireland and the US

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Shell to buy 51% stake in Western Star venture’s floating wind farm

Shell has signed an agreement with Irish leading blue economy developer Simply Blue Group to acquire a 51 percent share of their Western Star venture, which seeks to develop a floating wind farm off the Clare coast in Ireland. This follows a similar agreement earlier this year to jointly develop the Emerald floating wind project … Continue reading Shell to buy 51% stake in Western Star venture’s floating wind farm

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Nordex receives order for 101 MW of wind power from Ireland

First order for wind turbines in the 5 MW class from Ireland. Ireland’s first wind farm with wind turbines using a 149 metre rotor. Nordex has received an order from Ireland for 22 wind turbines of the Delta4000 series with a total of 101 MW. Fifteen N149/4.X turbines and a further seven N149/5.X machines are … Continue reading Nordex receives order for 101 MW of wind power from Ireland

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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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