North Celtic Sea
We are facing a global climate emergency. The human, environmental and economic costs of global warming will be felt in all countries and most acutely in coastal communities. We must act now to harness the power of nature and tackle the climate crisis.
Ireland’s Climate Action Plan aims to reduce carbon emissions by 51% and to generate 80% of electricity from renewable sources by 2030. At least 7GW of electricity will come from offshore wind, providing the clean, affordable, and reliable energy that our communities and businesses need.
North Celtic Sea is a renewable energy project proposed to be located a minimum of 10km and up to 25km off the Co. Waterford Coast. The project will help to decarbonise our energy supply and reduce emissions – protecting the environment for current and future generations. The project is at the early stage of the environmental assessment process. The information gathered during this phase will help to identify and refine a suitable location for the wind farm.
North Celtic Sea will deliver substantial environmental and economic benefits for coastal and fishing communities in line with the Government’s Renewable Electricity Support Scheme (RESS).
Stakeholder Engagement &
Fisheries Liaison Officers Appointed
Environmental Surveys Commence
Public Consultation 1:
Surveys and site investigations
On-going stakeholder engagement
Completion of preliminary
Public Consultation 2:
EIA Scoping Report
Public Consultation 3:
Lodgement of Maratime Area
Maratime Area Consent Secured
Public Consultation 4:
Lodgement of Planning Application
Planning Decision and
Grid Connection Offer
Final Design and Procurement