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  • 16 January 2014

    International renewable energy consultancy, Natural Power, has confirmed plans to expand its Planning & Development service offering globally by introducing local experts in its Irish Headquarters in Dublin. Opened almost 12 months ago by Minister for Communications Energy and Natural Resources, Pat Rabbitte TD, Natural Power’s Irish office has delivered a range construction services to […]

  • 6 May 2013
    Authorities, R&D, Technology

    Wave energy developer, Carnegie Wave Energy Ltd. (CWE) announces that the Irish Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, Mr Phil Hogan T.D., has approved its application for a Foreshore License in respect of site investigation works between Freagh Point and Spanish Point, Co. Clare. This site was originally selected by CWE’s 100% owned […]

  • 1 November 2012

    The Irish Maritime Development Office (IMDO) has published its report on “The Irish Ports Offshore Renewable Energy Services” (IPORES). The report provides a detailed summary of information on Irish port infrastructure, facilities and management plans in relation to meeting requirements of marine renewable energy developers. The report found that at least seven Irish ports are […]

  • 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 […]

  • 7 January 2019

    Irish engineering consultancy company, Gavin and Doherty Geosolutions (GDG), has been awarded a contract to investigate sediment dynamic processes in the Irish Sea and their impact on planned offshore wind farm developments.

  • 11 February 2014

    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. […]

  • 8 July 2015
    Business & Finance

    Oriel Windfarm Ltd. and Gaelectric Holdings plc have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to co-develop an offshore wind farm in the north Irish Sea. The North Irish Sea Array (NISA) has the potential to produce up to 870 MW of wind energy from the Irish Sea and will commence with the development of a 15 […]

  • 24 April 2014
    Business & Finance, R&D, Technology

    The inaugural meeting of the Irish Wave Energy Developers Association (IWEDA) took place on 18 April,2014 at NUI Maynooth. The organisation is made up of 11 Irish companies who are all developing different Ocean Energy Technologies. The association’s aims are: To promote the establishment a viable Ocean Energy Industry in Ireland. To secure government and […]

  • 1 July 2014
    Business & Finance

    Natural Power’s Irish headquarters has been awarded ISO 9001:2008 certification, just fourteen months after the company opened their Dublin office. This latest accreditation has been awarded to both the company’s Construction & Geotechnical and Ecology & Hydrology departments by BM TRADA. The geographical extension of ISO 9001:2008 certification will cover the following services in Ireland: […]

  • 3 March 2011

    Wind energy will provide savings of up to €100 million for Irish power consumers in the next ten years, a new study has claimed. This is equivalent to an 11.5% reduction in wholesale power prices and is based on wind meeting 45% of Ireland’s power demand in 2020, up from 12% today.   These savings […]

  • 14 January 2011

    Australian renewables developer Carnegie Wave Energy has agreed a deal with the Irish Government to explore potential sites for marine… (build) [mappress] Source: build, January 14, 2011

  • 12 December 2014
    Business & Finance, Training & Education

    SSE Airtricity, Northern Ireland’s second largest energy provider, has handed a welcome financial boost to 22 students from Ulster University and South West Regional College, through a £100,000 Scholarship Fund. Launched by Employment and Learning Minister Dr Stephen Farry MLA in August, the Scholarship Fund, which is one of the most significant educational bursary schemes […]

  • 23 March 2012

    Ireland is on the threshold of becoming an exporter of energy. Having traditionally imported fuel or burned locally-produced peat to provide energy, Ireland is now looking at bringing in €6bn a year in export revenues in less than a decade. The source of this potential “windfall” is the increasing number of wind farms around the […]

  • 29 May 2012

    Irish Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, Pat Rabbitte, launched yesterday the Government’s Strategy for Renewable Energy 2012-2020. The strategy involves wind, wave and tidal power, bio energy and R&D.  The document says that green energy and clean technology already support about 19,000 working positions in the country. According to the Irish Times, Mr […]

  • 13 March 2017
    Business & Finance

    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.

  • 27 April 2011

      A single EU electricity market may result in higher costs for Irish consumers, according to the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) in a paper published today. The paper says incentives for wind and wave and tidal generation should be scrapped. The paper, A Review of Irish Energy Policy (the link to the report […]

  • 19 June 2013
    Wind Farm Update

    Dublin and Wicklow residents can express their opinion on the proposed Dublin Array offshore wind farm by 28th June, The Irish Times writes. Dublin Array is being developed on the Kish and Bray Banks in the Irish Sea, 10 km off the coast of Dublin and Wicklow by an Irish company Saorgus Energy Ltd. The […]

  • 30 September 2015
    Business & Finance, R&D

    Since last year, Irish energy research projects have successfully secured €18m in EU funds for Ireland.  That is according to the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI), which today launched a joint publication with Enterprise Ireland entitled “Building on Ireland’s Energy Research Performance”.  The report showcases academic and industry exemplars leading and participating in EU […]

  • 19 December 2016

    At 20:25 (GMT) on 14 December, the final blade of the 32nd V164-8.0 MW turbine at Burbo Bank Extension was lifted into place. The 258MW wind farm off the coast of Liverpool, UK represents the first offshore project to utilise what is currently the world’s most powerful wind turbine. A2SEA’s vessel Sea Installer was deployed to install the turbines […]

  • 7 June 2013

    The first commercial offshore wind measurement campaign using floating LiDAR in European waters has kicked off in the Irish Sea. FLiDAR NV has deployed one of its innovative LiDAR buoys for DONG Energy in the southern East Irish Sea. DONG Energy, the world’s leading offshore wind developer, selected the FLiDAR equipment due to its high […]

  • 3 July 2019
    Business & Finance

    Energia Group is implementing a EUR 3 billion investment program in Ireland’s renewable energy sector, which will include the offshore wind market. In addition to offshore wind, the Positive Energy program will include investments for onshore wind, solar power, hydrogen fuel, bio-energy and smart grids. The five-year program is expected to create 200 new jobs across Energia […]

  • 5 November 2018
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    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.

  • 19 May 2015

    Renewable energy use in Ireland increased by 10% in 2014, while consumption of fossil fuels fell 1.2%. That is according to provisional energy data for 2014 published by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) yesterday. The data also shows that primary energy use fell as the economy grew, continuing the process of decoupling, meaning […]

  • 13 July 2016
    Environment, Grid Connection, R&D

    The European Commission has appointed Ecofys and RPS to prepare a Baseline Environmental Assessment for a meshed grid in the Irish and North Seas. The results may be used to inform any future plans for renewable energy generation, energy storage, power cables and associated equipment in the North and Irish Seas. Focussing on Belgium, Denmark, Germany, […]

  • 13 February 2012

    Wave energy developer Carnegie Wave Energy Limited presents its proposed Irish demonstration project at the Marine Renewables Industry Association’s (MRIA) Ocean Energy Industry Forum ‘Putting our Marine Renewables Resources to Work’ in Dublin. The presentation was given by Kieran O’Brien, Carnegie’s Dublin-based Executive Director of European Business Development, on Friday 10 February 2012 and presented […]

  • 31 July 2014

    Centrica plc and DONG Energy have today jointly decided to cease development of wind farms in the Irish Sea Zone through their 50/50 joint venture vehicle Celtic Array Limited (“Celtic Array”). The decision to stop development comes as a result of an assessment of the Zone, which has confirmed challenging ground conditions that make the […]