Kilkenny based company at centre of Government’s ambitious 2030 renewable energy plans
A Kilkenny based company looks set to play a central role in Ireland’s renewable energy future which the government hopes will provide 70% of our power needs by 2030.
Two renewable wind farm projects off the east coast of Ireland, being developed by Kilkenny based company Innogy Renewables Ireland, have been deemed ‘relevant projects’ by the government and will now receive final development consent meaning they are one step closer to becoming a reality.
The Minister for Housing and Urban Development, Damien English and the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Richard Bruton today announced the seven offshore renewable energy projects they believe have the greatest capability to help the government achieve their 70% renewable energy target in the next ten years.
Innogy has two sites off the Wicklow Coast, the first running from south Dublin beyond Bray Head and the second in the Kish Banks.
On making the announcement, Minister Bruton said: “This now sets out a clear development path for these offshore wind projects which will play a key role in decarbonising our electricity system.
“This is a clear example of the Government’s determination to deliver on our climate and renewable energy ambitions to deliver 70% of our electricity from renewable sources by 2030,” Minister Bruton concluded.
The other five sites selected as ‘relevant projects’ will see two more off Wicklow’s coast, one off county Galway, another off the Louth coast and one off north county Dublin.