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Ireland enters floating wind fray

Activities are planned to begin in summer 2021 with a staged series of investigations over the subsequent five years as the project reaches the detailed design stage.  According to Simply Blue Energy, the project will be delivered as a staged development starting with a demonstration array of approximately 100 MW and building to the overall capacity of 1 GW. Public consultations on the application began on 6 July and will end on 4 August.

Recently, Simply Blue Energy established a partnership with Total to develop the 96 MW Erebus floating wind farm, which would also use the WindFloat technology.





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Joe Deely on Jul 7, 2020


Amazing story developing in Ireland.  Wind provided about 1/3 of electriicty in Ireland for 2019 and should provide close to 40% of electricity demand in 2020.

The amazing part is that almost all of this comes from onshore wind and with very little interconnection to other grids.

There is currently about 4,100MW of wind capacity. 

Besides the 1GW offshore project in this article below are some other projects - almost 4GW in total.

550MW Arklow project

Ireland fast-tracks seven offshore wind farms

- ESB and Parkwind’s 330MW Oriel  off County Louth in the north-east of Ireland.

 - Innogy’s 1000MW Dublin Array , a two-project development off Ireland’s south-east coast.

 - EDF Renewables and Fred Olsen's 1000MW Codling Wind Park  a 1GW, two-project development off the south-east coast of Ireland.

 - Fuinneamh Sceirde Teoranta’s 400MW Skerd Rocks  in Galway bay off Ireland’s west coast.

 - Element Power’s 750MW North Irish Sea Array (NISA)  in the Irish Sea off the country’s east coast.

Throw in the 700 MW Celtic Interconnector between France and Ireland plus a fast-growing storage pipeline and Ireland is well on its way to supplying at least 70% of it electricity from wind by 2030.


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