Welcome to the Knockraha Grid Stability Project
The aim of this proposal is to help deliver renewable energy, generated in Ireland, onto our electricity grid system and into our homes and businesses, without the need for stability services currently provided by burning fossil fuels. Our electricity system is in a state of transition, with a significant move towards reducing our reliance on fossil fuels whilst ensuring security of supply for customers.
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. Keeping our electricity grid stable throughout this transition is one of the major challenges ahead and the delivery of effective, low-carbon solutions for our national grid is now more important than ever.
We are very aware that local people have demonstrated a commitment to protecting the future of both this area and our country over the years. This proposal is inextricably linked to the future path of our country in terms of delivering effective climate action and we have endeavoured to design a proposal that will deliver a zero-carbon energy solution, whilst respecting what is important in the local area.
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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.