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SSE Renewables has applied for Foreshore Licences to carry our surveys at two offshore wind sites in Ireland that could accommodate approximately 1.6GW of capacity. The applications to the Irish Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government seek approval for conducting geophysical, geotechnical and environmental investigations offshore Clogher Head and Bunmahon Bay. Both sites have the […]
Taoiseach (Irish Prime Minister) Leo Varadkar and President of France Emmanuel Macron have submitted a joint request to the European Commission seeking financial support for the Celtic Interconnector electricity link between Ireland and France. The Taoiseach and President Macron have co-signed a letter before the European Council meeting in Brussels, requesting Jean-Claude Juncker’s support for […]
A consortium led by the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) has secured funding from Interreg North West Europe to test Saipem's floating wind technology offshore Ireland. The Accelerating Market Uptake of Floating Offshore Wind Technology (AFLOWT) project is expected to demonstrate the survivability and cost-competitiveness of floating offshore wind. Under the EUR 31 million project, a floating wind turbine […]
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 […]
Ireland is the only European Union country with an Atlantic coastline that is not developing its offshore wind resource, which is not only placing the country at an economic and competitive disadvantage, but also results in missing out on a large number of associated economic and social benefits, according to the latest report from KPMG.
SSE has welcomed the approval of the new Renewable Electricity Support Scheme (RESS) in Ireland, however, the company said it had concerns that the potential size of the future individual auctions outlined in the RESS design "may be too small to allow large-scale offshore wind projects to commercially progress forward."
On Tuesday, 24 July, the Irish government approved a new scheme that will support renewable energy projects through a series of auction, with the first competitive process scheduled to take place in 2019 and set to deliver 'shovel ready' projects.
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.
Ireland's Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment (DCCAE) is running the final public consultation on the development and design of a new renewable energy support scheme, with the consultation period closing on 10 November.
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.
A study led by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) has revealed where Britain and Ireland’s seabirds go when they are not on land and the information obtained will be used to protect threatened species by assessing potential impacts from offshore wind farms.
Irish renewable energy group Gaelectric has partnered with Ideol to develop floating offshore wind energy projects in Irish waters using Ideol’s Damping Pool technology.
University College Cork has announced a EUR 10.5 million in the second phase of EU funding for the transnational MaRINET2 initiative. The project, co-ordinated by MaREI, the Centre for Marine and Renewable Energy, at University College Cork, aims to help the industry accelerate the development of offshore renewable energy technologies and infrastructure by opening up […]
Performance of LEANWIND's scaled version of a floating wind turbine has been demonstrated in the wave tank of the Lir National Ocean Test Facility. With more than 50 experts in offshore wind energy from across Europe gathered in Cork at the end of the last month to discuss the findings of the €10 million LEANWIND project, […]
A 12-week public consultation on two draft Guidance documents to help support the development of offshore renewable energy in Ireland has opened yesterday, 22 September. The draft documents aim to provide Guidance on the preparation of Environment Impact Statements (EIS) and Natura Impact Statements (NIS) for offshore renewable energy projects and Guidance on Marine Baseline […]
In the presence of the French President Francois Hollande and An Taoiseach (Irish Prime Minister) Enda Kenny, EirGrid and RTE today signed a Memorandum of Understanding to move to the next phase of development of the Celtic Interconnector Project. Following the completion of feasibility studies over the past five years, EirGrid and RTE today agreed to progress […]
Ireland's Marine Institute has extended the public notice period for the foreshore lease application to upgrade the Galway Bay Marine and Renewable Energy Test Site has until 02 August 2016. The proposed upgrade would allow floating wind farm technology to be tested offshore at Galway Bay. The Marine Institute received confirmation on 27 June that the […]
The Carbon Trust has today started the world’s largest trial of scanning Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) technology in Dublin Bay, Ireland, the latest Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA) project designed to help reduce the cost of energy from offshore wind. Over the next three months, four different scanning LiDAR systems will be put through their paces, […]
Ireland can tackle its heavy reliance on imported fossil fuels by developing own indigenous and renewable energy resources, according to Dr. Eimear Cotter, Head of Low Carbon Technologies at Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI). According to the "Energy Security in Ireland" report published by SEAI, Ireland imported 85% of its energy in 2014, at a cost of […]
Ireland and France have signed an agreement in Paris at the International Energy Agency (IEA) biannual Ministerial Meeting to strengthen their ties and grow cooperation in the field of renewable energy. The agreement follows a successful development of the Ireland France roadmap including the establishment of the Ireland France Sustainable Energy Forum which was agreed by French Prime […]
Irish Minister for Communications, Energy & Natural Resources, Alex White T.D., announced details of his Department’s 2016 budget on Tuesday. A total of EUR 195 million will be provided in 2016 to support programmes in communications, energy, broadcasting and natural resources. Minister White emphasised that he had secured an increase in funding, enabling his Department […]
Irish Minister for Agriculture, Food, the Marine and Defence Simon Coveney, TD, launched The Entrepreneur Ship yesterday, a new centre that seeks to optimise the well documented opportunities of the blue economy for Ireland, and accelerate job creation in this sector. Speaking at the opening of The Entrepreneur Ship, Minister Simon Coveney, TD said: "The government has ambitious […]
Harnessing Our Ocean Wealth- Review of Progress 2014 report has been published at SeaFest 2015. The report provides an update on key activities undertaken to the end of 2014 and focus for 2015. It sets out the work done in 2014 to implement the actions outlined in the Integrated Marine Plan. The Integrated Marine Plan identified […]
An Taoiseach Enda Kenny T.D. has officially opened the UCC Beaufort Building in Ringaskiddy, which will provide Ireland with infrastructure for renewable energy and maritime research to power the ‘blue economy’. The 4,700m squared five storey building features wave simulators, test tanks, workshops and offices. Named after the Irish hydrographer and globally adopted Beaufort Wind […]
Marine Renewable Energy Ireland's (MaREI) new headquarters at University College Cork’s (UCC) Beaufort Building in Ringaskiddy, Co. Cork, will officially open on the 11th July 2015, representing an investment of €15.2 million from the Irish State and private investment. The building covers some 4700m2 across five floors, and has provision for 135 researchers and support […]
Seatricity Ltd, a Cornwall-based wave energy company, will spend the week of 13th-18th July tank-testing its Oceanus 2 device in the Beaufort Wave basin at the Hydraulics and Marine Research Centre of the University College Cork, Ireland. Aims of the trial will include analysis of further optimisation options affecting predicted device outputs for use as […]