More speed in expansion
Ireland has significantly increased the pace of wind power expansion: 426 megawatts were connected to the grid in 2017. The previous year's figure was 255 megawatts. The Irish Government has published new expansion targets for renewable energies for the years 2018 to 2027. By 2030, projects with a total capacity of around 4.5 gigawatts are to be developed, that will more than double national energy production from renewable sources. The current capacity is around 3.3 gigawatts and is largely covered by onshore wind farms.
Auction system in preparation
Ireland would like to achieve the targets set with the help of a new auction system for future RE tenders, which should come into force in 2018. The development plan envisages a total investment volume of 21.8 billion euros by 2027 for the expansion and transition to a climate-friendly society.
ABO Wind in good position
ABO Wind Ireland Limited has already connected the Glenough, Gortahile, Gibbet Hill and Cappawhite B wind farms with a total installed capacity of 78.7 megawatts to the grid. For the grid connection of the Glenough wind farm, the largest wind farm ever built by ABO Wind with a capacity of 32.5 megawatts, ABO Wind has built a 220-kilovolt substation. The team in Dublin is currently working on numerous other projects, some of which already have building permits and are to be built over the next few years.
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