Tag Archives: Ireland

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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Ireland outlines 4.5-GW clean energy plan

The Irish government has announced plans to build an additional 4.5 GW of renewable energy capacity by 2030, more than doubling the amount of clean energy currently in the system. A new Renewable Electricity Support System (RESS) will be introduced to support the initiative, as part of the national development plan for the next decade, … Continue reading Ireland outlines 4.5-GW clean energy plan

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Interconnectors move ahead in Ireland, France, Spain

Plans for a long-awaited interconnector between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland have been approved, paving the way for greater sharing of clean electricity between the two nations. The Irish side of the scheme has already been approved, and the latest decision from the Northern Ireland Department for Infrastructure means that, in theory, the … Continue reading Interconnectors move ahead in Ireland, France, Spain

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Senvion installs 130 megawatts in new wind power markets

Senvion, a leading global manufacturer of wind turbines, has announced the completion of installation of several wind farms in three of its newly entered markets within Europe totalling 130 megawatts (MW). The installation of 33 Senvion 3.4M114 turbines was recently completed at the 112 MW Egersund wind farm, in Rogaland, Norway. The project with Norsk Vind … Continue reading Senvion installs 130 megawatts in new wind power markets

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Senvion builds on Irish success with two new contracts for 27 megawatts

Senvion, a leading global manufacturer of wind turbines, has announced two new orders in the Republic of Ireland after its market entry earlier this year. Among those are the first Senvion 3.XM turbines to be installed on Irish soil. Rathnacally wind farm, owned by renewable energy investor NTR, and located near Charleville in County Cork, … Continue reading Senvion builds on Irish success with two new contracts for 27 megawatts

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FRE plc opens £30m UK and Ireland wind farm funding phase

Future Renewables Eco PLC (FRE plc) has opened its latest funding phase as the firm looks to increase the number of wind turbines it operates across the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland. The company’s Phase 4 Bond aims to raise £30million to finance the acquisition of wind turbine sites for construction at more than … Continue reading FRE plc opens £30m UK and Ireland wind farm funding phase

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Microsoft, GE sign agreement on new wind power project in Ireland

On Monday, Microsoft Corp. announced a new wind energy agreement in Ireland. With the agreement, Microsoft will become one of the first multinational technology companies to support a new wind project in Ireland. Microsoft is entering into a 15-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with GE to purchase 100 percent of the wind energy from its … Continue reading Microsoft, GE sign agreement on new wind power project in Ireland

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Ireland’s first major offshore wind power project moves

The development of Ireland’s first major offshore wind farm has moved a step closer with the announcement that Oriel Wind, the energy group backed by Glen Dimplex founder Martin Naughton, has secured a major investment from Belgium’s Parkwind to develop a project off the Co Louth coast. The Oriel Wind Farm scheme will be the … Continue reading Ireland’s first major offshore wind power project moves

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Nordex to break 2 GW threshold on wind power installations in UK and Ireland

After installing and commissioning a total of 862 turbines in the UK and Ireland, the Nordex Group has now reached the 2 GW milestone of installed capacity in these two countries.  Just under 1.5 GW of this is in the UK as well as what is fast approaching 600MW installed in the Republic of Ireland. … Continue reading Nordex to break 2 GW threshold on wind power installations in UK and Ireland

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ESB awards Vestas four lifetime service contracts in Ireland

The service agreements cover 104 V52-850 kW turbines across four wind parks in Ireland and underline the continued trust in Vestas’ technology and service solutions. The contract renewal builds on a 15-year long collaborative relationship between Vestas and ESB and includes the wind parks: Black Banks, Carnsore, Derrybrien, and Mount Eagle. The four wind parks … Continue reading ESB awards Vestas four lifetime service contracts in Ireland

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Vestas receives first order for V105-3.45 MW in Ireland

ABO Wind AG has placed an order for four V105-3.45 MW delivered in Power Optimised Mode to 3.6 MW for the Cappawhite B wind park in Ireland.   The order marks the introduction of the V105-3.45 MW wind turbine in Ireland. With an extremely robust design for tough wind sites, the turbine is well-suited for … Continue reading Vestas receives first order for V105-3.45 MW in Ireland

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€4 million EU funding for proposed electricity link between France and Ireland

A project to build an interconnector linking for the first time the French and Irish electricity systems will today be awarded a €4 million grant from the European Commission. The Celtic Interconnector will make it possible for energy to be traded more freely between EU countries, enhancing Ireland’s security of energy supply and allowing the … Continue reading €4 million EU funding for proposed electricity link between France and Ireland

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