Offshore Wind Energy and Industrial Development in the Republic of Ireland

Abstract:

Offshore Wind Energy and Industrial Development in the Republic of Ireland report commissioned by the Sustainable Energy Authority Ireland to support the Government of Ireland and SEAI in analysing and developing targets, programmes and policies in connection with implementation of wind energy in the Republic of Ireland.

This study has examined: 

  • Task A: Key requirements for Ireland to meet potential future targets for the deployment of offshore wind energy. 
  • Task B: Potential opportunities for the development of an industry supplying the wind energy market in Ireland and overseas. 

Publication Date: 2004

Organisation: Sustainable Energy Authority Ireland

Author: Risø National Laboratory

Foreshore Licensing and Leasing for Marine Renewables Projects - MRIA White Paper

Abstract:

Ireland’s offshore renewable energy resources have significant development potential and are considered among the best in the world. The practicably exploitable wave energy resource is estimated at more than 75% of Ireland’s 2006 electricity demand while our tidal resource also has significant potential. The Government’s Energy White Paper (2007) includes targets of 75MW generated from ocean energy sources by 2012 and 500MW by 2020. In order for Ireland to achieve these progressive targets and optimise the socio-economic benefits associated with exploitation of its marine energy resource, it is critical that public and regulatory policy enacts effective delivery mechanisms.

Key to delivery is the implementation of an appropriate Foreshore Licencing and Leasing process. The existing process, currently under review, operates on a ‘first come, first served’ basis which is felt to be inappropriate for appropriate development of the resource in the national interest. In light of the current review, due to be concluded in 2009, MRIA has prepared this Paper to communicate the Industry view on an effective Foreshore Licencing and Leasing process for marine renewable projects. 

 

Publication Date: 2009

Organisation: MRIA

Author: MRIA

Maritime Infrastructure Development Priorities to Support Ireland’s Future Ocean Energy Industry

Abstract:

The past year has seen a turnaround in the fortunes of ocean energy in the Republic of Ireland with the publication in February of the Government’s Ocean Renewable Energy Development Plan (OREDP). The new policy recognised that the growth of ocean energy would require investment in maritime infrastructure - ships and, in particular, port facilities.

Publication Date: December 2014

Organisation: Marine Renewables Industry Association

Author: MRIA

Oriel Windfarm Ltd. Offshore Wind Farm Environmental Impact Statement

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Oriel Windfarm Environmental Impact Statement.

Publication Date: 2007

Organisation: Oriel Windfarm Ltd.

Author: Aquafact

Tidal and Current Energy Resources in Ireland

Abstract:

The Tidal and Current Energy Resources in Ireland report commissioned by the Sustainable Energy Authority Ireland aims to:

  • To identify areas which have the potential for cost effective exploitation of the tidal stream and marine current energy resource. 
  • To prepare detailed analyses of areas considered to have the greatest potential for the extraction of tidal energy. 
  • To calculate the tidal and marine current energy resource available with existing technology and to assess the additional contribution which future technology is expected to make. 
  • To compare current evaluation of the energy resource with previous estimates. 
  • To evaluate deep water areas (exceeding 40m) which have high current velocities for the purpose of developing second-generation deep water devices. 
  • To extend the methodology for estimating the renewable energy resource in Ireland to provide a medium term development potential (or estimated contribution) for the years 2010 and 2020, including the anticipated resource/cost curve per unit of energy produced. 



Publication Date: 2007

Organisation: Sustainable Energy Authority Ireland

Author: Sustainable Energy Authority Ireland

ADCP Deployments Achill and Shannon Estuary

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ADCP deployment results from Achill and Shannon Estuary in the summer 2004.

Publication Date: 2004

Organisation: Sustainable Energy Authority Ireland

Author: AquaFact

Electrical Aspects of Electrical Generation from Tidal Currents

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Tidal Resource analysis from electrical generation.

Publication Date: 2007

Organisation: Sustainable Energy Authority Ireland

Author: Sustainable Energy Authority Ireland

Consultative agencies in Ireland for tidal generation.

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Consultative agencies in Ireland for tidal generation.

Publication Date: 2005

Organisation: Sustainable Energy Authority Ireland

Author: Sustainable Energy Authority Ireland

Site Locations and Conservation Areas

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Site Locations and Conservation Areas for Tidal energy resource in Ireland.

Publication Date: 2006

Organisation: Sustainable Energy Authority Ireland

Author: Sustainable Energy Authority Ireland

Turbine array locations and turbine layouts for tidal and marine current energy resources in Ireland.

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Turbine array locations and turbine layouts for tidal and marine current energy resources in Ireland.

Publication Date: 2006

Organisation: Sustainable Energy Authority Ireland

Author: Sustainable Energy Authority Ireland

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