Bord Gais Energy goes into 40MW solar pact

May 13, 2022 08:02 PM ET
  • Partnership with Amarenco will develop 8 PV projects in Cork at 5MW apiece
Bord Gais Energy goes into 40MW solar pact
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Bord Gais Energy will support Amarenco in the growth of eight solar farms, totalling 40MW, in Ireland's Cork county.

The 8 solar farms will certainly each generate as much as 5MW of power.

Bord Gais Energy will be the only energy provider partnering with Amarenco on this project which is the renewable energy firm's initial building and construction of Irish solar farms.

Amarenco is an independent producer of green energy that purchases, builds as well as runs solar PV nuclear power plant.

The centers will be among the initial utility-scale solar plants in Ireland.

Under a lasting arrangement, Bord Gais Energy will certainly handle and also offtake the electricity produced from these solar farms and also include it as part of its supply portfolio.

Bord Gais Energy recently announced partnerships with Neoen as well as Obton, powered by Shannon Energy, to handle over 176MW of power from a mixed 14 solar farms.

When contributed to Bord Gais Energy's existing renewable portfolio, which is in excess of 220MW of wind production, the business will supply renewable power to over 164,000 homes across the country.

Managing Director of Bord Gais Energy, Dave Kirwan, said: "Dealing with climate adjustment is just one of one of the most vital issues facing our culture and also as a leading energy and also services provider for households as well as businesses, we take our role in supporting Ireland's lasting future seriously.

" We're committed to sustaining the development of renewables in Ireland as well as over the past variety of years have actually been constructing our portfolio to expand the renewable resource we can provide to our customers.

" Our partnership with Amarenco not only supports this passion yet likewise adds to decarbonising the energy industry."

Amarenco exec chairman John Mullins claimed: "We are really happy to announce this partnership with Bord Gáis Energy and also we are positive that every one of the green power produced by our solar farms in Co. Cork will be supplied to Bord Gáis Energy clients across the country.

" We really hope that this is the first of lots of such partnerships with Bord Gáis Energy in Ireland. We already have a successful partnership with the moms and dad of Bord Gáis Energy, Centrica, in Spain."

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