Tag: offshore wind in ireland

Ireland’s Energy Transition: Eirgrid launches revised roadmap to 2030

Ireland is focused on achieving its climate and energy goals of becoming carbon neutral by mid-century with an interim target of 51 per cent emissions reduction by 2030 relative to 2018 emissions levels. It plans to achieve these targets through the Climate Action Plan 2023 (CAP2023) published in December 2022 under the Climate Action and Low Carbon Development (Amendment) Act 2021 to implement the economy-wide carbon budgets and sectoral emissions ceilings. Northern Ireland, which is part of the UK, also aims to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050.

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SSE Renewables to apply for a MAC for Irish wind project

SSE Renewables has announced its intention to apply for a Maritime Area Consent (MAC) for its Arklow Bank Wind Park Phase 2 project under Ireland’s new consenting regime. This transfer from the current route of delivery via the Foreshore Act into the MAC regime has been notified to the relevant authorities. The said project, now progressing through the MAC regime, will be delivered later than initially envisaged.

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Iberdrola acquires 3 GW of offshore wind projects in Ireland

Iberdrola has signed an agreement with DP Energy acquiring a majority share in its offshore wind projects with a cumulative capacity of 3GW. This marks its entry into the offshore wind market in Ireland. The projects are situated across three groups in the eastern, western and southern coasts of Ireland.

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