Tag Archives: Ireland

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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Ireland forms historic new government – promising a “revolution” in renewables

After long and difficult political discussions, Ireland has succeeded in forming a new government. The new three-party government coalition between Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and the Green Party marks unknown territory for Ireland. Before agreeing to the coalition, the three parties had to make a number of political compromises, amongst them a shared term: Fianna … Continue reading Ireland forms historic new government – promising a “revolution” in renewables

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Nordex wind turbines for wind energy in UK & Ireland

The UK and Irish Region, comprises two distinct wind power markets. In the UK, we have typically operated at between 12 to 14 per cent of the market share for new wind farm orders, and monopolised just over 30 per cent of the market landscape last year. In real numbers, this amounts to a current … Continue reading Nordex wind turbines for wind energy in UK & Ireland

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Wind energy in Ireland

In more positive news for the renewables sector, wind energy was Ireland’s top source of electricity in the first quarter of 2020, figures released earlier this week showed. In total, wind power generated 3,390 gigawatt hours (GWh) in the first three months of the year, according to the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland. Wind’s nearest … Continue reading Wind energy in Ireland

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Ireland wind energy adds 460 MW in 2019

The Irish wind power sector recorded a record year in 2019 after developers added 463 MW of new wind farm capacity and provided a third of the country’s electricity demand, according to new figures. The Irish Wind Energy Association’s annual report said the 12-month haul was the industry’s second-best for new connections and the 32.5% … Continue reading Ireland wind energy adds 460 MW in 2019

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EDF moves into Ireland by acquiring 50% of the Codling offshore wind project

The EDF Group has acquired a 50% interest in the Codling offshore wind farm project in Ireland from Hazel Shore. Its subsidiary EDF Renewables, dedicated to wind and solar energy across the globe, will now partner with Fred Olsen Renewables Ltd, which already owns 50% to develop and build the project. The Codling project is … Continue reading EDF moves into Ireland by acquiring 50% of the Codling offshore wind project

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Nordex receives wind energy contracts for wind farm projects over 128 MW from Europe

In November, the Nordex Group received orders totalling 128 MW from seven customers from Ireland, Germany, France and Sweden. Construction of the wind power projects will start in 2020 and 2021.  The N149/4.0-4.5, N100/3300 and N117/3600 wind turbines were in this instance the machines in demand, and this variety of wind turbines ordered once again … Continue reading Nordex receives wind energy contracts for wind farm projects over 128 MW from Europe

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North Seas Energy Ministers reinforce cooperation on offshore wind power

Energy Ministers from North Seas countries met today in Brussels and agreed their 2020 Work Programme on offshore wind energy deployment as a means of reaching climate neutrality by 2050. The 10 North Seas Energy Cooperation countries – Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and the UK – agreed at their … Continue reading North Seas Energy Ministers reinforce cooperation on offshore wind power

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Wind energy in Ireland

A Dublin-based renewable energy company is seeking a foreshore licence to assess the suitability of two offshore wind farm sites in Irish waters. SSE Renewables Ltd, of Red Oak South County Business Park, Leopardstown, has applied to the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government for permission to conduct a site investigation on 444 sq … Continue reading Wind energy in Ireland

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Iberdrola reveals plans to spend €100m on Irish wind energy

Spanish utility company Iberdrola will spark renewed energy-price competition when it begins selling electricity to Irish homes this week and reveals plans to spend €100 million on wind farms. Iberdrola has been operating in Ireland for around 20 years through its UK business, Scottishpower, which owns several wind farms here, including Barnesmore in Co Donegal. … Continue reading Iberdrola reveals plans to spend €100m on Irish wind energy

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2018 was the best on record for wind power in Ireland

2018 was one of the best on record for wind energy generation in Ireland, according to the Irish Wind Energy Association (IWEA). IWEA, the representative body for the Irish wind industry that works to promote wind energy as an “essential, economical and environmentally friendly part of the country’s low-carbon energy future”, says it is now … Continue reading 2018 was the best on record for wind power in Ireland

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Parkwind and ESB to develop two offshore wind power plants at Oriel and Clogherhead in Ireland

Parkwind and ESB have reached an agreement to kick-start the offshore wind energy generation industry in the Republic of Ireland through ESB’s acquisition of up to 35 per cent in the Oriel wind farm. The Oriel wind farm, located in the Irish Sea off the coast of Dundalk, has a capacity of up to 330 … Continue reading Parkwind and ESB to develop two offshore wind power plants at Oriel and Clogherhead in Ireland

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Survey shows support for wind energy continuing to grow

Support for wind energy is continuing to grow, according to a recently-released survey for the Irish Wind Energy Association (IWEA). Four out of every five people who took part in the poll said they are in favour of wind-based electricity production, with just over half saying they were “strongly in favour”. The survey, which was … Continue reading Survey shows support for wind energy continuing to grow

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Nordex supplies seven large wind turbines for a wind farm to Ireland

Statkraft, Europe’s largest producer of renewable energy, has placed an order with the Nordex Group for the supply of seven N100/3300 turbines for the “Kilathmoy” wind farm in Ireland. The contract also includes a Premium Service Agreement with a term of 20 years.   The 23.1 megawatt “Kilathmoy” wind farm is being built in county … Continue reading Nordex supplies seven large wind turbines for a wind farm to Ireland

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Wind Energy – Working for Ireland

Natural Power Ireland is set to attend the IWEA Autumn Conference ‘Wind Energy – Working for Ireland’ on 10th and 11th October 2018 at the Galway Bay Hotel, Salthill, Galway. Iain Dinwoodie, our Senior Asset Performance Engineer, will be speaking about wind energy benchmarking at 14.40hrs on 11th October, as part of the breakout session … Continue reading Wind Energy – Working for Ireland

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Invis Energy raises EUR 130 million for a 43 MW wind energy project

Irish onshore wind company, Invis Energy has reportedly raised EUR 130 million from UK’s private equity firm Asper Investment Management and wind-energy company Craydel Group, in a bid to develop a 43 MW wind energy farm in Co Mayo, Ireland. An official news release by Asper claims that the Mayo project will employ 18 Nordex … Continue reading Invis Energy raises EUR 130 million for a 43 MW wind energy project

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Nordex passing the 1,000 MW wind energy milestone in Ireland

Although Ireland is one of the smaller markets in the wind industry, it allows manufacturers to prove their technical prowess. This is because it is directly exposed to strong winds coming in off the Atlantic, the landscape is largely complex with restrictive environmental conditions and the Irish grid code is among the most challenging and … Continue reading Nordex passing the 1,000 MW wind energy milestone in Ireland

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