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Latest Ireland Offshore Wind Power Articles
IRELAND: The government has approved a new Renewable Energy Support Scheme (RESS), which will introduce power auctions from 2019 in a bid to reach the EU's new 2030 targets.
IRELAND: Element Power has entered the offshore wind market by acquiring the up-to 750MW North Irish Sea Array (NISA) from previous developer Gaelectric.
IRELAND: Innogy has acquired a 50% stake in the proposed up-to 600MW Dublin Array offshore wind project in the Irish Sea.
IRELAND: Irish developer Gaelectric and French platform specialist Ideol have signed a cooperation deal to develop a 30MW-plus project, with a view to expand into a "multi-gigawatt" portfolio
IRELAND/FRANCE: Transmission system operators RTE for France and EirGrid in Ireland have signed a memorandum of understanding to begin initial design of a 700MW link between the two countries.
IRELAND: The Carbon Trust has started a three-month campaign to trial scanning lidars able to create 3D wind maps to test the technology's ability to deliver more accurate measurements for entire offshore sites and ultimately help cut the costs of offshore wind.
IRELAND: The Irish government's policy of exporting its offshore power abroad should change as it could result in the country missing its 2020 targets, the National Offshore Wind Association of Ireland (NOW Ireland) has warned.
IRELAND: Irish wind developers Oriel Windfarm and Gaelectric Holdings have signed a memorandum of understanding to develop a 15MW demonstration project in the Irish Sea.
IRELAND: The Irish government has released its offshore renewable energy plan, in which it sets 2030 targets for the development of offshore wind.
Given the long lead times for projects, 2020 is not far off, and few countries look certain to meet their National Renewable Energy Action Plan predictions for offshore wind. Windpower Monthly's European specialists look at the progress
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