Ireland’s renewable ambitions are well aligned with the EDF Renewables strategy and consequently, EDF Renewables has been actively looking at renewable generation opportunities in the Irish market for the past three years. We opened an office in Dublin in 2019 and have a team of 5 experienced developers on the Irish team backed up by an extensive team in the UK of over 300.

EDF Renewables Ireland is actively sourcing and securing onshore wind development opportunities through greenfield development and Merger & Acquisition activities, recently acquiring 50% of Codling Offshore Wind Farm. We have a large pipeline of development projects with plans for growth in Ireland across all technologies, including onshore & offshore wind, solar and battery.

The EDF Renewables Ireland team offer the following key elements:

A depth of experience and knowledge gained from developing renewables and onshore wind globally.

EDF's track record in bringing complex development projects to fruition.

Community

EDF Renewables develop projects in partnership with the landowners and community who are key to developing a successful project. Where feasible, the projects will be designed with input from the project landowners as to where infrastructure may be located. The community will be engaged prior to the submission of planning. In addition to assisting climate action objectives, CO2 reductions, the community benefits are very significant with the landowner rents and there are significant annual community payments.

2030 deliverables

  • Driving the 0.5GW of operating onshore wind assets
  • Supporting offshore development (Codling and 'Bluefield')
  • Supporting on battery, solar and other opportunities (e.g. data centres)
  • Driving (and supporting as required) the wider EDF ambitions in Ireland (EV's, TRading, PPAs)

Fundamentals for growth

  • Renewable support scheme introduced (RESS) in 2019
  • Irish Government pledged to achieve 70% renewable energy sources for electricity (RES-E) by 2030
  • Irish Government publishes the Climate Change Action Plan (CCAP) which sets pathways towards net zero carbon emissions by 2050