Tag Archives: Ireland

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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Energia opens Ireland’s largest ever wind farm in Donegal

Ireland’s largest ever  wind farm officially has opened following a €145m investment by Energia at Meenadreen in south Donegal. Ireland’s leading competitive energy provider Energia will use power from Meenadreen to supply green electricity to homes and SMEs all over Ireland.  Energia is already well established as the most competitive dual fuel (electricity and gas) … Continue reading Energia opens Ireland’s largest ever wind farm in Donegal

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Ireland’s largest wind farm officially opened in Donegal

The Meenadreen wind farm has 38 Nordex N90 2.5MW wind turbines, taking just over two years to complete. Ireland’s largest ever wind farm officially opened today following a €145m investment by Energia at Meenadreen in Donegal today. Energia will use power from Meenadreen to supply green electricity to homes and SMEs all over Ireland. Energia’s … Continue reading Ireland’s largest wind farm officially opened in Donegal

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Natural Power appointed for Teevurcher Wind Farm

Leading renewable energy and infrastructure consultancy, Natural Power, has been appointed by NTR for the asset management of Teevurcher Wind Farm located in Co. Meath in the Republic of Ireland. Natural Power successfully tendered for the asset management contract, and will be providing a full range of operational services to NTR including site management, as … Continue reading Natural Power appointed for Teevurcher Wind Farm

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E.ON develops a demonstration site for airborne wind technology in Ireland

E.ON is strengthening its position as a frontrunner and early adopter in airborne wind energy, an emerging sector developing game changing technologies for renewable energy production. The company has committed to invest in the development, and if successful, construction and operation of a demonstration site in County Mayo in Ireland. In parallel, E.ON has entered … Continue reading E.ON develops a demonstration site for airborne wind technology in Ireland

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Ireland’s largest wind farm

The wind farm contains 38 wind turbines and is capable of producing enough electricity to power 50,000 homes. Source: Energia It is the culmination of years of development work and construction, which started in 2014, took 26 months to complete. Energia Renewables has invested €145 million to develop the windfarm, bringing its total investment in … Continue reading Ireland’s largest wind farm

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Senvion lands first Irish contract

Senvion, a leading global manufacturer of wind turbines, has signed its first contract in the Republic of Ireland with renewable energy investor NTR on behalf of NTR’s wind investment fund. The contract will see Senvion supply five MM82 wind turbines for the Teevurcher wind farm in County Meath. Once operational, the project will have an … Continue reading Senvion lands first Irish contract

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