EDF Renewables makes solar swoop in Ireland

Oct 1, 2020 05:44 PM ET
  • EDF Renewables has acquired Wexford Solar in Ireland and opened a new workplace in Dublin.
EDF Renewables makes solar swoop in Ireland
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The acquisition consists of a 100MW photovoltaic profile throughout 8 projects.

4 of the Wexford Solar projects are consented as well as have been successful in the current RESS 1 public auction.

These include Blusheens (11.5 MW), Coolroe (7.4 MW) as well as Curraghmartin (5.7 MW) which are all in County Wexford plus Stamullen (5.8 MW) in County Meath.

EDF Renewables plans to develop these projects in 2021.

4 various other projects remain in the advancement phase.

They are Ballycarren (6MW) in County Wexford, Willville (5.7 MW) in County Louth, Johnstown (15MW) in County Carlow and Athlone (45MW) in County Roscommon.

EDF Renewables claimed it is establishing its portfolio in Ireland, having recently acquired 50% of the Codling offshore wind farm, partnering with Fred Olsen, to develop and also construct the project.

The larger office in Dublin will certainly assist fit the designer's strategies.

The office will be home to our Irish Head of Development Kevin Daly and a group of 6 others, which will potentially broaden. The team are working from home as a result of Covid-19.

EDF Renewables Ireland president Matthieu Hue stated: "The Wexford solar projects are a vital enhancement to our profile of onshore as well as offshore wind growths which we seek at rate.

" Also the current consultation of Arno Verbeek as project director is wonderful information for the Codling project which looks set to be the biggest offshore wind ranch in Ireland with a capacity of approximately 1.5 GW.

" We are delighted by the progress we are making in Ireland, and will remain to grow and also work with the Irish Government and also areas to more show EDF Renewables commitment to sustain the nation's Climate Action Plan, which asks for 70% of renewable energy by 2030."

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