Corio forms offshore wind partnership in Ireland

May 21, 2024
Bord Gáis Energy is teaming up with developer Corio Generation to investigate opportunities to supply Ireland with electricity from offshore wind.

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DUBLIN, Ireland — Bord Gáis Energy is teaming up with developer Corio Generation to investigate opportunities to supply Ireland with electricity from offshore wind.

It represents the Irish utility’s entry into offshore wind as it seeks to expand its renewable energy portfolio. Corio is currently developing the 450-MW Sceirde Rocks wind farm 5 km offshore the Connemara region of western Ireland.

This should be the first commercial-scale offshore wind farm development on Europe’s Atlantic margin, the company claims.

In March, Ireland’s Department of Energy, Climate and Communications published the country’s first industrial strategy for offshore wind, with the aim of building a wind supply chain to support developments both in Ireland and elsewhere.

Earlier this month, the government issued a future framework document covering Ireland’s long-term approach to expanding offshore wind generation and a publication on potential areas of development off the south coast ahead of a planned auction round in late 2024.

Under the new partnership, activities would be conducted via a newly registered Irish company, Fuinneamh Óg Teoranta, to support the growth of the country’s offshore wind industry as identified in the government publication Powering Prosperity – Ireland’s Offshore Wind Industrial Strategy.

05.21.2024

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