CWE Ireland Welcomes Government’s Announcement
Carnegie’s subsidiary, CWE Ireland, has welcomed the Irish Government’s recent announcement, according to which EUR 26 million would be invested in wave and tidal energy development.
The Government’s plan also assesses that the marine renewable resources around the Irish coast amount to up to 70GW,enough to supply Irish energy needs by more than 14 times.
Carnegie’s Dublin-based Executive Director and CWE Ireland Board Member, Kieran O’Brien, said:
“We welcome this commitment from the Minister for Energy and look forward to working with the Irish Government and the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland to sustainably exploit Ireland’s incredible wave resource.”
CWE Ireland plans to deploy a 5MW wave energy project off the west Clare coast. Last year, the company was granted an application for site investigation works.
Offshore WIND staff, February 11, 2014; Image: carnegie