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Renewable Energy in Ireland

 

In 2020, 43% of our electricity came from renewable energy sources, and the Irish governments stated ambition is to increase this to 80% by 2030. Effective management of the delivery of electricity through our national grid is now more important than ever. This proposal aims to facilitate our country’s transition to a low carbon society by providing zero-carbon stability services to the grid system and is being brought forward under Mayne Stability Limited which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Statkraft Ireland.

By integrating what is known as a Synchronous Compensator onto the electricity grid system at this location, we will reduce our reliance on the fossil fuel generators that have traditionally provided these grid stability services.

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ABOUT STATKRAFT

 

At Statkraft, we believe that a better, cleaner, and more sustainable world is possible to achieve and that by working together, we can avoid the worst impacts of climate change. As Europe’s largest renewable energy producer, we have been making clean energy possible for over a century and continue to lead the way towards a carbon-free future.

Statkraft has been present in Ireland since 2018 and now employs approximately 100 people across its offices in Cork and Tullamore. The Statkraft Ireland team has two decades of development experience and our staff are experts in areas such as site selection and environmental assessment.

We endeavour to develop suitable and appropriate renewable energy projects that will bring long-lasting benefits, not only to our country and future generations but also to the local communities in which they are located.