Hitachi Energy secures deal to bolster UK-Ireland power link

Hitachi Energy has signed an eight-year service agreement to enhance the efficiency of the East West Interconnector, a 500MW link between Ireland and Wales

Irish firms supporting international renewable energy research projects granted €500k

The grant is being provided for four projects that are part of the Clean Energy Transition Partnership joint funding call worth €88m, involving 46 national and regional funding partners across 30 countries

Two new UK-Ireland research centres to focus on climate and sustainable food

The Co-Centres, which will bring together academics, industry and policymakers across government departments in the UK, Ireland and Northern Ireland, will be funded to 2030

Underwater cable being laid
Ireland and France launch construction on Celtic interconnector

Construction has begun on the Celtic Interconnector project, uniting the electricity grids of Ireland and France through a 700MW submarine cable expected to be completed in 2026

Ireland achieves record 32% wind-powered electricity

Last month, wind power surged 25% year-on-year, according to a report

SSE’s sunny combo: Wind meets solar power in Ireland

SSE Renewables is seeking planning permission to co-locate a 21MW solar farm alongside its existing Richfield Wind Farm in Ireland

Alstom to charge Ireland’s first battery electric trains

Alstom has been awarded a contract to install a charging facility for Irish Rail’s new Battery Electric Multiple Unit trains

EDF starts operating first solar farms in Ireland

With a combined capacity of 17MW, the three facilities will have enough power for 6,000 homes

Irish businesses offered up to €2,400 each to install rooftop solar panels

The grant scheme will support solar technology of up to 6kWp of capacity, i.e. approximately 16 solar panels

New 7.3MW solar array to power part of MSD’s Irish site

It will help reduce the company’s carbon footprint by 2,336 tonnes every year and support its 2025 carbon-neutral goal