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Windtech International May June 2024 issue






Map ORESS 1 Provisional Auction Results 2023 OR1PAR 10The Irish Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications, Eamon Ryan, has today welcomed the provisional results of the first offshore wind auction under the Renewable Electricity Support Scheme (ORESS 1).
ORESS is an auction-based process which invites renewable energy projects to compete against each other, by bidding as low as possible, in order to win contracts to provide electricity at the bid price for a twenty-year period.
The auction results have surpassed expectations, both in terms of the total volume of renewable energy procured and the low price at which it has been secured (average of €86.05/MWh). Over 3GW of capacity has been procured from four offshore wind projects, which will deliver over 12TWh (terawatt hours) of renewable electricity per year.
The results announced today are provisional and are subject to the normal RESS confirmation and State Aid processes, both of which are expected to be complete by mid-June.
Under the community benefit fund provisions of ORESS 1, the successful projects are required to make payments to local marine and coastal communities hosting offshore renewable energy projects. These communities will now benefit from over €24 million per year, beginning before construction and continuing for up to 20 years after a project begins to produce renewable energy.
Details of the provisionally Successful Applicants are as follows:

Applicant Reference

Successful Applicant

Successful Project

Offer Quantity (MW)

ORESS 1-0310

Kish Offshore Wind Limited and Bray Offshore Wind Limited

Dublin Array


ORESS 1-0311

Fuinneamh Sceirde Teoranta

Sceirde Rocks Offshore Wind Farm


ORESS 1-0312

North Irish Sea Array Windfarm Limited

North Irish Sea Array (NISA)


ORESS 1-0313

Codling Wind Park Limited

Codling Wind Park


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