British wind farms set new 21GW generation record

Wind farms across Britain have set a second power generation record within the space of a week, producing 20,896MW of electricity on Wednesday 2 November. National Grid ESO said the milestone was achieved during a 30-minute period around noon when wind farms accounted for 53% of Britain’s electricity. On the same day, low-carbon sources –…

Offshore wind sector in Atlantic region could support 5,000 jobs by 2037 – report

By 2037 there could be upwards of 5,000 jobs supported directly by the offshore wind sector located off the western seaboard, a new report has found. The sector could generate €400 million in gross value added (GVA) annually to the Atlantic region economy, according to the research commissioned by regional stakeholders and funded by Enterprise…

Wind energy monthly report – 34% of Ireland’s power provided in May

This was the most power ever generated by wind in the month of May and over the first five months of 2022 wind has provided 37 per cent of Ireland’s electricity. Prices on the wholesale electricity market fell significantly to an average of €143.27 but market analysts believe this was likely a temporary fall due…

Ireland in danger of wasting offshore energy opportunity, committee told

Offshore wind can deliver “80 gigawatts” of power, almost ten times the size of Ireland’s grid of “5-and-a-half gigawatts,” CEO of Shannon Foynes Port Company Pat Keating declared. Mr Keating was addressing the Joint Committee on Environment and Climate Action. Committee Chair Brian Leddin, Green Party TD, noted that that the war in Ukraine has…

Wind energy: Why is Ireland not fulfilling its potential?

With the conclusion of Cop26 in Glasgow, focus switches to how countries can quickly start delivering on commitments to reduce emissions over the coming decade. A report published earlier this year by a team of energy researchers at University College Cork highlights how Ireland’s ongoing energy transformation – which is necessary to meet our decarbonisation requirements for 2050…