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Wind Farm Developers Granted Improved Access to Electricity Transmission Grid

Wind farm developers have been granted improved access to the electricity transmission grid following a change to the rules that removes a significant market risk for them. After representations from EirGrid, the Commission for Energy Regulation has changed market access

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17 EU Countries Planning Massive Offshore Wind Power

Over 141 gigawatts (GW) of offshore wind energy capacity is built, under construction, consented, or planned in Europe – enough to power 130 million average EU households. These wind farms – representing 35 times more capacity than the just under

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Gaelectric Forms New Alliance to Develop Wind Farms

Dublin-based renewable energy and energy storage group Gaelectric and XEMC VWEC, part of the Chinese XEMC Group, are co-developing three Irish wind farms. The venture will see the first commercial deployment of XEMC VWEC wind turbines in Europe with the

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Solid Performance by Bord na Mona

Bord na Mona has increased EBITDA by 12.6% to €72.7 million and profits after tax by 23% to €12.9 million for last year ending March 2011. Turnover was €382.1 million, marginally down 0.6% on the previous year. “We are on

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EirGrid Completes Transmission Grid Connection Offer Programme

EirGrid has completed its work in offering transmission grid connections to wind farms as part of the Gate 3 programme. The Gate 3 grid connection offer programme is one which has the potential to result in a three-fold increase in

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Report Questions Ability of Scottish Wind Power to Deliver

Stuart Young Consulting, with support from the John Muir Trust, has released a report studying the ability of wind power to make a significant contribution to the UK’s energy supply. It concludes that the average power output of wind turbines

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Ireland Losing Out in Offshore Wind and Marine Energy Generation

The director of one of Europe’s leading energy producers and owner of indigenous Irish energy supplier Airtricity has warned that Ireland is being left behind in the development of offshore wind and marine generation. Addressing over 400 delegates at the

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Energia to Become Biggest Purchaser of New Wind Farm Power in 2011

Energia will be the biggest purchaser of the renewable energy produced by Ireland’s growing number of wind farms in 2011, according to new figures from the Irish Wind Energy Association. Responding to the massive increase in demand from Irish businesses

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GE Signs Largest Wind Services Agreement in Europe

GE has signed a ten year contract with Spanish wind developer Cobra Energia to provide advanced services for 178 GE wind turbines installed at eight wind farms across Spain. The agreement is GE’s largest wind energy services contract in Europe,

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Record 51% Growth For EU Offshore Wind Power in 2010

With 308 new offshore wind turbines installed in 2010 – an increase of 51% in installed wind power capacity on the previous year – offshore wind power experienced a new record growth in Europe. In total, 883 Megawatt (MW) of

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