- Published: 27 May 2020 27 May 2020
The Irish government has fast-tracked the development of seven offshore wind farm projects. The projects, which are being planned by five different firms, have been designated as Relevant Projects, which will ultimately allow them to apply under upcoming marine planning rules.
The developments approved include two projects by Innogy Renewables, two projects by Codling Wind Park, Oriel Wind Park, Fuinneamh Sceirde Teoranta and North Irish Sea Array. The government is aiming to have 70% of the country's energy coming from renewable sources by 2030, part of which will see offshore wind capacity increase to 3.5GW.