Energia has applied to the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government for a foreshore licence to carry out preliminary site investigation surveys off the coast of County Wexford and South Wicklow. These surveys are necessary to determine the feasibility of locating an offshore wind farm in the South Irish Sea.
> View the foreshore licence application on the DHPLG here
> View South Irish Sea Public Consultation Information here
> Latest site investigation information – download briefing here
> Fisheries liaison FAQs – download here
WHY OFFSHORE WIND?
The Irish Government has declared a climate emergency and its Climate Action Plan has set ambitious targets for decarbonisation through increased levels of renewable energy generation. Offshore wind, with its ability to generate low cost renewable energy at scale, will play an important role in achieving these targets.
Ireland is now placed to benefit from the significant reduction in the cost of offshore wind power seen in many of our neighbouring markets. With a minimum of 3.5GW of offshore wind energy to be delivered by 2030, the opportunity for Ireland – at both national and regional level - is significant.
If you have any general questions about the South Irish Sea Wind Project, please contact our team by email at [email protected], or speak to our Community Liaison Officer on 048 9068 5992.
If your inquiry relates to fishing activities, please contact Fishery Liaisons Ltd. on 085 1147 123, or email the specialist FLO team at [email protected].