Ocean Winds proudly participated in the Wind Energy Ireland Annual Conference on the 14th and 15th of February. This year’s theme was Accelerate to Net-Zero, as the key message was to emphasize the need to advance the energy transition process to make 2023 the year of delivery.
While climate change effects keep increasing, Irish families suffer the consequences of Ireland’s dependence on imported fossil fuels. Therefore, wind energy, especially offshore wind energy, is one of the key solutions to these challenges, generating clean energy that powerfully reduce carbon emissions and will provide renewable, and affordable, power to the Irish community.
Over the two-day conference, our team had the opportunity to introduce Réalt na Mara, a bottom-fixed offshore wind proposed project, which will hold a capacity of up to 1,600 MW and will be located off the coasts of County Dublin and County Wicklow, proposed by the joint venture formed by Ocean Winds and Bord na Móna.
As Réalt na Mara, we are proud to be present at this event and be part of the Irish journey into renewable energy, as it is expected that before 2030, wind farms will be one of Ireland’s main sources of electricity, as the government target is 7GW of installed offshore wind capacity by 2030.
One of our sponsors, Ocean Winds, also proudly sponsored the Research Poster Event that took place along the conference, where students and researchers could showcase their work addressing challenges and opportunities in the development of wind energy and associated technologies. The conference counted with a poster exhibition room, where participants had the opportunity to engage with the present stakeholders. Posters were judged during the event, and there was a prize for the best poster, announced on the main stage.
Thank you to all the people that joined and visited us during the conference! Excited to keep growing together in Ireland!