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Ireland Releases Offshore Wind Auction Rules, Expects To Secure 2.5 GW In Capacity

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The Irish Government has approved terms and conditions for the country’s first auction to supply electricity from offshore wind under the Renewable Electricity Support Scheme (ORESS 1) which is expected to secure up to 2.5 GW of offshore wind capacity.

Pre-qualification will start soon, with contract awards in 2023.

The Wikipedia entry for Wind Power In Ireland, starts like this.

As of 2021 The island of Ireland has 5,585 megawatt and the Republic of Ireland has 4,309 MW of installed wind power nameplate capacity, the third highest per capita in the world. In 2020 wind turbines generated 36.3% of Ireland’s electrical demand, one of the highest wind power penetrations in the world.

Ireland certainly seems to be serious about building a lot of wind farms; both onshore and offshore.


November 11, 2022 - Posted by | Energy | , ,

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