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  • 20 July 2011

    ESB’s WestWave Project has been selected by the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources (DCENR) as one of the projects to go forward for evaluation by the European Investment Bank (EIB) under the EU New Entrant Reserve (NER300) funding mechanism. The WestWave Project aims to develop the first wave energy project in Ireland by […]

  • 30 October 2014
    Business & Finance, Grid Connection

    ESB and EIB have today signed a loan facility for €100 million. These funds will be used to enable continued investment in the electricity network in the south west region of the country to connect renewable energy to the national transmission network. This is the second part of a total loan facility of €200m agreed […]

  • 29 March 2018
    Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    Ireland’s state owned electricity company Electricity Supply Board (ESB) has acquired a 12.5% stake in the 353MW Galloper offshore wind farm from Macquarie Capital.

  • 23 April 2014
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland has  announced funding of €1.3m for environmental and feasibility studies at ESB’s Westwave project which aims to deploy five wave energy devices off the coast of County Clare by 2018. SEAI has been working closely with ESB for the past three years on the ESB Westwave project which represents […]

  • 4 September 2017
    Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders

    Ireland’s state owned electricity company Electricity Supply Board (ESB) is seeking expressions of interest for the provision of renewable energy marine services related to offshore wind farms.

  • 3 August 2011
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance

    ESB’s ocean energy project, Westwave, has been awarded a grant of €238,000 by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI). The grant is awarded under SEAI’s Ocean Energy Prototype Research and Development Programme which focuses on the development and deployment of ocean energy devices and systems, with an emphasis on industry-led projects. The grant is […]

  • 22 January 2019
    Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    Parkwind and ESB have reached an agreement under which ESB will acquire up to 35% stake in the Oriel offshore wind project in Ireland. The companies will also work together on the Clogherhead offshore wind farm, as Parkwind plans to acquire up to 35% in this project, for which ESB holds a foreshore license to commence site […]

  • 26 September 2014
    Business & Finance, R&D, Technology

    Pelamis Wave Power has been selected as one of just two technology developers to progress to the next stage of a competitive procurement process with Irish utility ESB for the deployment of Pelamis wave machines on the west coast of Ireland. Pelamis is one of only two technology developers to have reached this stage of […]

  • 28 November 2019
    Wind Farm Update

    The EDF Group has launched the construction of the Scottish Neart na Gaoithe (NnG) offshore wind farm project along with the new partners, the Irish electricity company ESB, which is taking a 50% stake in the project. The 450MW Neart na Gaoithe will consist of 54 turbines and will be located in the North Sea […]

  • 21 November 2019
    Business & Finance

    Equinor and the Irish state-owned electricity company Electricity Supply Board (ESB) have entered into a partnership to cooperate on the offshore wind sector in Ireland. The partnership will work to identify suitable sites for new offshore wind farms in Irish waters and will work to mature potential future projects. Additionally, the potential for energy storage technology […]

  • 25 September 2017
    Contracts & Tenders

    Electricity Supply Board (ESB), Ireland’s state owned electricity company, has issued a pre-qualification call for the provision of renewable energy ecological consultancy services related to offshore wind farms.

  • 5 December 2019
    Business & Finance

    K2 Management has advised the Irish electricity company ESB in acquiring a 50% stake in the Neart na Gaoithe (NnG) offshore wind project in Scotland. K2 Management undertook a full scale technical due diligence of the project, including analysis of the project’s design, construction contracts and methodology, as well as energy yield and cost assumptions […]

  • 23 August 2012
    Training & Education

    As North Devon currently has no operational offshore wind farm, ESB has allowed a training mission to RMB Chivenor’s search and rescue flight crews on its Fullabrook Wind Farm. The RAF search and rescue flight crews carried out the mission with Chivenor’s helicopter on Thursday, practicing winching crew members from the turbines, This is North […]

  • 8 July 2014
    Authorities, Business & Finance, R&D, Technology

    Ocean Energy Europe has called for a new EU funding programme for technology demonstration following the NER300 programme, in a joint letter with Europe’s renewable energy associations to the Commissioner Connie Hedegaard. This follows the second and final round of NER300 awards today, in which ESB’s pioneering WestWave project won €23m. NER300 has helped address […]

  • 25 June 2019
    Wind Farm Update

    The Oriel offshore wind project in Ireland is getting ready for the start of site surveys after having secured a license by the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government. The investigation works are scheduled to commence in August at the site off the coast of Dundalk in dialogue with the stakeholders and the local […]

  • 21 July 2011

    THE ESB has been awarded foreshore exploration licences to carry out marine tests for a planned €40 million wave-energy project off Co Clare and Co Mayo. The manager of ESB International subsidiary Ocean Energy, Colm de Burca, said yesterday the foreshore licences from the Department of the Environment were an important step in the project. […]

  • 5 February 2018
    Wind Farm Update

    ESB-owned Hibernian Wind Power has applied for two investigative foreshore licences, aiming to examine the feasibility of building a 500MW offshore wind farm (or wind farms) off Ireland’s East Coast.

  • 16 September 2019
    Contracts & Tenders

    Electricity Supply Board (ESB), Ireland’s state-owned electricity company, has opened a tender for environmental impact assessment (EIA) services for offshore wind projects in Ireland and the UK. ESB plans to procure works, supplies and services through a framework agreement related to environmental assessment and consenting services for the offshore and onshore elements of offshore wind farms. […]

  • 10 June 2020
    Authorities, Grid Connection

    The consultancy company Navigant has delivered a report to Irish transmission system operator EirGrid, which will help determine the best grid development policy model for Ireland. Eirgrid commissioned the report from Navigant after being directed by the Irish government to develop an Options Paper on offshore grid models. Along with the report, the Irish government […]

  • 25 October 2011

      ESB INTERNATIONAL intends to begin building the State’s first full-scale ocean energy project off the west coast early next year… By Lorna Siggins (irishtimes) [mappress] Source: irishtimes, October 25, 2011;

  • 20 April 2020
    Wind Farm Update

    Geoquip AS has completed a geotechnical survey campaign at the Oriel offshore wind project in Ireland. The month-long campaign complements the geophysical survey completed by Alpha Marine in August last year. Data collected during these surveys contributes to the foundation design, as well as also the future wind farm layout. According to Parkwind, the outbreak […]

  • 15 April 2014

    Opposers of wind power are to gather today in Dublin to express their disapproval of this form of energy generation, writes the Irish Independent news site. They believe ocean energy, especially wave power, has the potential to replace wind energy. Andrew Duncan, from the Lakelands Windfarm Information Group, said: “There is massive potential there with […]

  • 30 March 2011

    ESB International has applied to the Department of Environment, Heritage and Local Government (DEHLG) for foreshore exploration licences in the first step towards developing a 5 Megawatt wave energy project off the west coast of Ireland. This will enable the Company to conduct marine surveys and resource measurements at two locations, Killard Point, Co Clare […]

  • 15 July 2014

    The Chief Executive of Clare County Council has described the European Commission’s decision to award €23 million to a wave energy project off the Clare coast as a positive endorsement of the polices adopted locally to support renewable energy production projects. ESB WestWave is proposing to develop the first wave energy project in Ireland by […]

  • 23 December 2013

    Electricity Supply Board (ESB), Ireland’s electricity utility, has invited Expressions of Interest in building a 5MW wave energy array at a potential location off the west coast of Ireland. The contract award relates to supply and installation of the wave energy array, including all ancillary requirements. The project is called WestWave Project, and it aims […]

  • 23 September 2014
    R&D, Technology

    Wave energy developer Carnegie Wave Energy Limited (CWE) has announced that its collaborative project to develop a standardised, self-contained offshore electricity generator for the wave industry moved a step closer last week when a tenth-scale WavePOD prototype moved to the world-leading Institute for Fluid Power Drives and Controls (IFAS) at Aachen University, Germany.  The WavePOD wave […]