News from the Irish Wind Farmers’ Association (IWFA) Start of July 2024

Register now for the Irish Wind Farmers Association Annual Conference 2024 on Thursday 28th November at Lyrath Estate Kilkenny.

The IWFA annual conference brings together industry leaders, policymakers, public sector representatives, experts and stakeholders in the energy sector to discuss the issues and next steps in the renewable energy sector.

Networking Evening, Wednesday 27th November at 8pm

Stories from Ireland‘Outdated planning rules threaten Irish wind farms’
76 wind farms could shut due to outdated planning rules
74% back rapid overturning of effective ban for new onshore wind after election
Renewables provided a third of electricity in June
Wind farm company will partially fund road works in Offaly
Market and RegulationSEM: CMC Modifications Workshop 37 Consultation Paper
SEM: Imperfections Charges October 2024 – September 2025 Consultation Paper
SEM: CMC Modifications Workshop 33 Decision Paper
SEM: CMC Modifications Workshop 34 CMC_24_23 Decision Paper
SEM:  MMU Weekly Report – 3 June 2024
SEM: MMU Weekly Report – 10 June 2024
SEM: MMU Weekly Report – 17 June 2024
SEM: 2024 Minutes
CRU: The CRU’s consultation on its Strategic Plan 2025-27 is open until 15th July.
CRU: Electricity & Gas – Market Revenue Cap Surplus Assessment – Supplementary Decision
GOV.ie: Climate Conversations 2023 Report
GOV.ie: New Government report identifies the barriers to climate action
GOV.ie: Minister Ryan announces 20 new Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Champions for 2024-2025
GOV.ie: Minister Ryan announces Long-term Strategy on Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reductions
International Stories‘UK investors to invest more on onshore wind’
Vestas bags 81MW UK order from Invenergy
PNE secures 92MW in latest German wind tender
NeXtWind grows repowering portfolio to 1GW
Nordex bags 40MW German turbine order
European Energy, Energiequelle win German repowering permit
Germany awards 2379MW from record number of bids
OX2 to manage 142MW of onshore wind in Poland
Ventient Energy and Renantis launch Nadara brand
Nordex secures 245MW order
Engie inks 118MW PPAs to supply Google in Belgium 
Nordex lands 124MW Spanish supply deal
UPDATE: Vestas closes out Q2 with 830MW haul
Vestas secures 114MW German order
Vestas gains 105MW German order
Engie turns sod on Spanish wind pair
Vestas swoops on 50MW Spanish wind
Energiequelle turns sod on German wind farm
Fred Olsen Renewables halts Scottish wind project 
Norway selects onshore wind projects in licensing process
Vattenfall cements foundation deal
Rezolv, Bekaert ink Romanian wind VPPA 
Alcazar unveils 400MW North Macedonia wind project
VSB seals final permit for 350MW wind farm
Vestas bags order for 347MW Quebec onshore wind farm
Nordex restarts US nacelle factory 
AEP sues GE over ‘defective turbines’ 
GE Vernova turbines arrive at Montana wind site
Partners unveil 200MW Canadian wind farm
GE Vernova turbines arrive at Montana wind site
Vestas receives 155MW New Zealand order

News from the Irish Wind Farmers’ Association – Mid June 2024

Register now for the Irish Wind Farmers Association Annual Conference 2024 on Thursday 28th November at Lyrath Estate Kilkenny.

Stories from IrelandWind farms have generated more than a third of Ireland’s electricity so far this year
Plans for Laois wind farm approved 10 years ago are again being assessed
RES exploring potential for new wind farm in Northern Ireland
SSE wraps up Yellow River turbine installation
Two-month shutdown of Ireland’s largest onshore wind farm due to cable fault
Market and RegulationSEM: Terms of Reference for Year 5 Market Audit Decision Paper
SEM: TSOs’ proposed definitions of Curtailment, Constraint and Energy Balancing
SEM: CMC Modifications Workshop 37 Timetable
SEM: SEMOpx Revised Regulatory Revenue Recovery Framework Decision Paper
SEM: Directed Contract Round 27: Q4 2024 to Q3 2025 Information Paper
SEM: MMU Weekly Report – 27 May 2024
SEM: SEMC minutes 25 January 2024 
EirGrid: EirGrid identifies potential site for new substation to power electricity needs of central Dublin
CRU: Public Sector Obligation Levy 2024-2025 Decision Paper Consultation
CRU: New Consultation Platform
Gov.ie: Minister Ryan gets government approval for measures to speed up climate transition
Gov.ie: General Scheme – Environmental Protection (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2024
Gov.ie: Accelerating Renewable Electricity Taskforce
International Stories‘Couple EU Green Deal to an Industrial Deal’
GOW24: UK needs grid plan from next gov
RUK welcomes Labour pledge to end onshore wind ban
Industry welcomes pledge to lift onshore wind ban in England
Amazon plans England’s tallest onshore wind turbine
Muirhall scales back Scottish wind project plans
OCU Group acquires RJ McLeod
SENSEWind demos 6MW self-erecting tower and turbine
Nordex Group bags German repowering order 
Enersense considering selling onshore wind, PV assets 
Resolv signs vPPA with telecom giant 
DTEK unveils plans for Croatian wind farm
Iberdrola obtains permit for 274MW Portuguese project
Nordex exceeds 5GW in Nordics turbine installations
Cubico reaches 1GW Italian milestone
Arise makes 500MW Finnish wind, solar pact 
European Energy secures Microsoft PPAs
Qualitas snaps up German wind repowering project
Vestas seals 72MW turbine order
RWE inaugurates 44MW Nouvions
Clean energy: Portugal will begin building its largest wind farm early next year
DTEK, GE Vernova sign wind power MoU
Acciona Energia signs Spanish, Portuguese PPA 
Rezolv, Low Carbon select Vestas for Romanian project
Romanian wind project secures €291m construction funding 
Vifor Wind Farm, Romania
DTEK, GE Vernova sign wind power MoU
Eurowind progresses 48MW Romanian wind farm
Orsted starts up 518MW Texas hybrid 
Mississippi’s first utility-scale wind farm is officially online
Vestas picks up 577MW Oz order
Vestas signs turbine deal for its ‘largest ever onshore wind farm’ in Australia
TagEnergy starts work on phase 2 of 1333MW Oz project
Australia set to house Southern hemisphere’s largest 1.3 GW wind farm
Suzlon bags 104MW supply deal in India
Vestas wins 90MW order in South Korea